Rock Climbing at Sugarloaf Mountain Dickerson MD
Introduction to Rock Climbing – Sugarloaf Mountain, MD
Beginners and experienced climbers alike will enjoy the secluded and shady climbs at Sugarloaf Mountain. With plenty of opportunities for bouldering and easy access to top-roping anchors, the Devil’s Kitchen and Boy Scout Ledges areas are a great place for individuals and groups to come and learn “the vertical dance” of rock climbing.
Rock Climbing Series:
On Rope! – (4 hours) Introduction to tying-in, belaying, and basic climbing technique.
Climb On! – (7 hours) Knots, top-belay, climbing techniques and rappelling.
Rappel Away! – (4 hours) Introduction to techniques of safe rappelling – double line, single line with various rappel devices.
Anchors Workshop – (8 hours) Introduction to basic anchor-building for top-rope climbing. Natural and artificial anchors introduced.
Getting to Sugarloaf Mountain:
Located near Dickerson, MD, Sugarloaf Mountain is between Rockville and Frederick along I-270. If you use an online map tool, your destination will be:
When climbers arrive at the base of the mountain, be sure to drive through the gate that is situated to the left of this sign:
Many climbing groups head up to “Boy Scout Ledges” where they can find easy climbs for beginners. The hike to Boy Scout Ledges begins at the Westview Parking Lot, which has a covered ‘snack shack’ and port-a-potties.
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