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Crow's Nest Boulders

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About Crow's Nest Boulders:

Overhanging climbs of varying quality scattered along the hillside between crow's nest campground and the park headquarters on md 77. The climbs here range from intimidating highball mini-solos to lowball ass-draggers. There are warm-ups and projects to be found right off the trail which lends to convenience, as well as a multitude of small outcroppings and a few gems to be found further up the hill. Go explore and have fun! Don't forget a towel because there are awesome swimming holes all along to creek to help you cool down after a sess.
Approach: After passing Frank Bentz memorial lake at the base of the mountain park along 77 at any of the numerous pull offs (the one on the right after you see the sign welcoming you to the Catoctin mountains is decent). Cross hunting creek and hike west on the trail toward the park hq until you come across the rock outcropping. Continue to follow the trail to find another rock outcropping. Everything else is scattered along the hillside, most of which you can see in the winter.
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Access Issues: You are only allowed to climb at wolf rock in Catoctin national park if you have a permit and helmets, so technically climbing here is forbidden. However, this is a little used section of the park and I have never seen a park ranger. Use you own discretion when climbing here and be respectful of anyone you encounter-especially hikers and fishermen/women because the government thinks they have more of a right to be here than you do.
Rock Type: Metamorphic
Type of Climbing: Bouldering
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SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
0 Average Rating = 4.50/5 Neon Pitstain V5 2
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Walk Into The Sky V7 0