So far just one new problem in the last couple months: it’s a link-up from the start of the Ro-Fo Project, through The Jam, to The Guillotine, which itself is a direct finish of Welcome to Jamrock. Or just overlay the boulder with this and follow the red line.
In all seriousness though, the line looks really nice, and who says links ups are no good?
The Sykesville Monster V8:
Keeping tabs on the place, looks like there are still 3 4 lines waiting to be done
It’s north of 70 and just off of 32. There aren’t a ton of lines, but the climbing is all top quality. If you’re looking for recommendations, drop your pad under The Jam, Sparkly Spots, and/or Mulligan Flash. Check out these videos from Jon Alexander and Robin Close for an idea of what to expect from the main boulder:
Below: A climber on the Jam Boulder’s Fat Man Project
Below: Upper Levitation in all its steepness
ACCESS ISSUES: You need to hike near the train tracks to get here, and rumor has it that CSX is cracking down on people who are caught on the tracks. Avoid getting ticketed: Stay well off the tracks. Also, College Road runs above the boulders; however, the neighbors don’t take kindly to people parking on their road and the only time we did it, we got towed. In addition to all that, the boulders are within a few hundred feet of “the neighbors” and it’s not clear as to where the boulders are property wise, so it’s probably best to keep it down -unless of course, you’re on the send.
With all that said, parking at the public park and approaching as mentioned in the directions has not turned up any problems as long as you stay off the tracks and don’t get too rowdy at the boulders. Happy climbing!