It took a while to get started, but I've finally moved most of my Northwest Branch information into an updated guide document for the area. This guide is by no means intended to replace Cory Hanson's fantastic topo guide that so many of us relied on for our initial trips there. That guide is still a great resource, and I continue to be impressed by the quality of the mapping. My new guide simply provides users with a different view of the boulders, more in line with the guides currently existing for other areas in the region. It's about 50% complete so far, and I'm hoping to get the rest of it done over the next month or so.
The current draft of the guide is posted here on mdguides, a new website created specifically to host free mini-guides for Maryland climbing areas. Most of that site's content will be focused on bouldering, since Indy's website and guide already cover most of our route information so well. The best part about the site is that contributions are accepted from anyone who has knowledge of an area and is willing to share that information for free. That being said, creating guides (even small ones) is a lot of work, so it's completely understood if anyone decides they'd rather be compensated for their time and energy. Ideally though, we'll be able to see the majority of our bouldering well documented within the next year or so.
Do you have an area where you boulder frequently and would like to write a mini-guide for? If so, contact the site's administrator at MD.MiniGuides@gmail.com. (Unfortunately the site's administrator is temporarily unable to access the email account, and requests that feedback/questions be posted directly in the comment section for now). And on a somewhat related note, I'm still trying to compile a list of Maryland Bouldering Videos. If you've made one and don't see it on the list, feel free to email me or make a comment on the page. Thanks!