Maryland Heights Rock Climbing Closure, July 2018 Update

Beginning in mid-May 2018 Maryland Heights was closed to all rock climbing and bouldering activities due to a landslide in this area of Harpers Ferry NHP.

As of July 30, 2018 the following areas or routes remain closed:
  • The Main Cliff of Maryland Heights, including the Union Walls, The Gully, The Sign Wall, ABC Ramps, Train Tunnel Wall, and Confederate Wall
  • Skink Rock
  • Bug Valley

All other climbing areas have re-opened and are as follows:
  • All areas within “Elk Ridge”
  • Balcony Rock
  • Balcony Rock Jr.
  • The Tiers and The Pit
  • The Highlands
  • The Outlying Area
  • The Underground Railroad Overhang
  • Land of First Light

For more information about climbing areas and how to register to climb in Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, please visit the Climbing page of the website.

Last updated: July 31, 2018

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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
PO Box 65

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425


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