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Your Voice Is Essential to the Future of Climbing at Seneca, Smoke Hole, Reed’s Creek, and Other Nearby Areas in the Monongahela National Forest

  The Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area, part of the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia, contains some of the most outstanding trad and sport climbing opportunities in the mid-Atlantic region. The lands within the National Forest are publicly-managed, … Continued

A message from Mid Atlantic Climbers

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We stand in solidarity with the Black community and the protesters demanding justice for the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others. Police brutality and miscarriages of justice must end. We also recognize that we need … Continued

Raptor Closure 2019 – Cumberland Narrows

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Effective March 1, 2019 The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has closed a portion of the Cumberland Narrows, aka Lover’s Leap, cliffs in Cumberland Maryland to the public. This seasonal closures exists to protect Peregrine Falcons during their courtship, mating, … Continued

Mid Atlantic Climbers and Access Fund respond to lack of public engagement in regards to climbing closures at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

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On Friday, February 8, Mid Atlantic Climbers (MAC) and Access Fund (AF) sent a letter to express our disappointment in the continued lack of public engagement in regards to Harpers Ferry National Historical Park’s June 2017 Superintendent’s Compendium, Section 13 that lists rock climbing … Continued

The Best Intentions…

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The Best Intentions… Recently, approximately 500 feet of new trail was built between two small cliffs at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park without proper authorization by the National Park Service. While the trail builders likely had the best intentions – … Continued

Catoctin Mountain Park Access Update

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As reported last February, comments to the Catoctin Mountain Park Superintendent’s Compendium by Mid Atlantic Climbers and the Access Fund resulted in the beginning of a dialogue with park staff about the future of bouldering access. Since 2012, bouldering in … Continued

Rockfest Recap 2015

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The last Saturday of August was a beautiful day at Coopers Rock, WV, and climbers from DC, MD, VA, WV and PA gathered at the Trout Pond for a day of trail work and maintenance projects at one of the regions … Continued

Sad Day for Carderock

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Thursday, August 8th was a sad day for one of our favorite local climbing areas. A large portion of the X-Face at Carderock was vandalized. Names, simple shapes, and scratch-outs were carved into the rock face using smaller rocks as … Continued

Skyline Drive Temporary Closure

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Heads up! Due to a winter full of freezes and thaws, there has been significant rockfall at the Mary’s Rock tunnel on Skyline Drive.  Shenandoah National Park will be closing Skyline Drive between mile marker 31.7 and 33 to perform maintenance at … Continued

So what is Rockfest?

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Curious about what happens at an adopt-a-crag, or were you knee deep in mulch and missed what some of the other groups were up to that day? Check out this awesome video our good friend Indy Kochte made highlighting the event and … Continued

Shenandoah ROMP Update and Extension

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As some readers may have already heard, Shenandoah National Park recently released an update to their Rock Outcrop Management Plan, or ROMP.  This latest version had some new restrictions on climbing in the park, and there was a very short … Continued

Two Day Membership Special

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We’ve had a really productive 2012, and we’re excited about doing more in 2013.  We’re thankful to all the climbers in our community that have become members of the Access Fund, because as the local affiliate, we receive a portion … Continued

Thanks and Announcements

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To our very dear supporters and friends: I want to thank you for your continued support through the past four years. We have managed to make an impact in the Mid-Atlantic Region and will continue to do so for some … Continued

Photo Contest

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Mid Atlantic Climbers Photo Contestwith prizes every month and grand prizes! June 1st – August 31st, 2011 We would like to see your best photographs of the Mid-Atlantic Region, whether doing work, climbing or just hanging around. Help us promote … Continued


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It was amazing; 33 MPH wind, 18 hours of rain, 2 tornado warnings. Despite these extreme conditions, Rockfest 2011 was a great success. As one enthusiastic volunteer put it, “Rockfest, not just a service day but an adventure.” Rockfest 2011 … Continued

Facebook Contest! Win free stuff!

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We had a crazy idea. We hope you like it! Post a picture of yourself or a friend wearing an Adopt-a-Crag, Rockfest or Mid Atlantic Climbers T-Shirt on the wall of our event page on Facebook. Everyone who posts a … Continued

Action Alert – NY State Parks

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Access Alert – NY State Budget Shortfall puts Peter’s Kill on the chopping block! Due to an historic $8 billion budget gap, NY State Governor Paterson recently proposed closing 55 parks and historic sites (Full List), including the Peter’s Kill … Continued

HERA/MAC Chili Cook-off

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Howdy Ya’ll ! The HERA Climb4Life event is starting this weekend and we’re proud to be hosting the first-ever Climb4Life climber picnic and chili cook-off! Where: Carderock Recreation Area, MDWhen: Sunday, March 14, 201012 p.m. – 4 p.m. This informal … Continued