one note on pawtuckaway in the Summer. it can become very crowded nowadays. camps like to have toproping outings there, so you can quickly find yourself swarmed with camp kids and their counselors. i have seen camp counselors arrive early, and stake claim to entire cliff systems by setting up to 10 top ropes long before the camp kids arrive led by another set of counselors. personally i find this practice to be selfish and inconsiderate. you can pretty much count on finding numerous extended passenger vans in the parking area, and if crowds aren't your thing, then you might take this as a sure indicator of the circus going on around the cliffs.