Where can I climb in Harpers Ferry?
The cliff faces within Harpers Ferry National Historical Park are widely considered to be some of the best climbing in the area, drawing visitors to the cliffs each year. Within the park, there is a broad range of rock types, as well as a broad range of climbing, including traditional, top rope, belay, lead climbing and bouldering. See the Climbing at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park StoryMap for more reference information.
From Feb. 16 to July 29, 2022, portions of Maryland Heights, including several climbing areas and rock outcroppings near the overlook, will be closed to protect nesting peregrine falcons. Learn more.
Regulations and Guidelines
Development of Climbing Management Plan
The park is developing a climbing management plan to provide the framework to manage rock climbing and related activities within Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Learn more about the process on our Climbing Management Plan page.
Last updated: September 7, 2022