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Rocks State Park

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About Rocks State Park:

Knobby schist similar to Carderock. 135' high. Most routes 75' or less. One of the few free-standing pinnacles on the east coast is found here. Beginner through expert trad leads and topropes. The cliffs across Deer Creek from the park are on PRIVATE property. [Note: I am not indicating a quantity of climbs here; the website appears to want to show 805. Must be a glitch.] Bouldering here is alot of fun, there are problems here that range from extreemly difficult to a beginner's first climb. If you decide to visit, contact some locals to show you some problems and to show you the good spots to climb.
Nearest town or city: Bel Air
Directions: From I-95N: Take exit 77. Follow Rte. 24 North through Bel Air to Rocks State Park. Turn left into the entrance marked King and Queen's seat. From I-95S: Take exit 80. Follow Rte. 543 North to Rte. 1 South. Turn right on Jarrettsville Road, and right again on Rte. 24 heading northwest. There are signs for Rocks State Park.
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Access Issues:
Camping: None
When to Climb: Summer
Quantity of Climbs: Week


SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
Average Rating = 4.00/5 high times (1) V4 1

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Forum Discussions (See all 19 posts )

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
No Replies New Bolts On Pinnacle(Rocks St. Park MD) Marylandclimber 0 Nov 19 2012, 2:58 PM
No Replies Free Rocks State Bouldering Guide juststrange 0 Nov 12 2012, 3:45 PM
No Replies Camping near Rocks? KirbyC 0 Jul 08 2011, 2:26 PM
No Replies Found gear on Breakaway cwo2 0 Jun 16 2011, 2:19 AM
No Replies Anybody toproping on 5/30/09 or 5/31/09? christinamarie 0 May 27 2009, 1:42 AM
With Replies Rocks state park bouldering bclimber08 1 Apr 13 2009, 9:00 PM
With Replies climbing partner over thanksgiving break Laxinbueck162 5 Nov 28 2008, 2:25 AM
No Replies Bouldering on Labor Day SHoCK2xTc 0 Aug 26 2008, 2:16 PM
No Replies Lost Gear Below The Pinnacle triguy123 0 Jun 17 2008, 12:43 AM
No Replies Good Bouldering Locations? sonnypod2005 0 Apr 18 2008, 10:31 PM
With Replies new guide book? hardgrit 2 Sep 25 2007, 10:22 PM
No Replies Potential new problem at rocks grantman00 0 Aug 18 2007, 7:57 PM
No Replies Rocks State Park passusa 0 Jun 13 2007, 7:13 PM
With Replies access still OK? drlopez 1 Nov 22 2006, 7:53 PM
No Replies Found sandals June 12th 05 paulv7 0 Jun 13 2005, 10:58 AM