Climbing in Annapolis Rock, a silver wall in the forest — What We Did Last Weekend

Traditional Climbing Culture

Other thing that caught our attention was the broad culture of Traditional Climbing in the United States.

If there is any possibility to do a route only with traditional gear or top rope, they will never build bolts in the wall for sport climbing purposes.

Sport climbing is limited to bigger climbing areas like New River Gorge in West Virginia, or Red River Gorge in Kentucky.

In Annapolis Rock there is no single route equipped with bolts and we got frustrated at the beginning.

Later we understood the culture of preserving the rock as it is and not drilling the rock, which is kind of destructive.

Climbing in Annapolis Rock, a silver wall in the forest — What We Did Last Weekend
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