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Alapocas Run State Park 

Delaware Rock Climbing 

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The state of Delaware has no world famous destinations, but if you're there and you want to climb outside, there are some fine local boulders and crags.

Alapocas Run State Park is Delaware’s major developed climbing area, with a collection of toprope and sport routes being actively developed. Climbing with gear is only allowed on the main wall here, and then only with a permit from Blue Ball Barn. Bouldering, on the other hand, is not as tightly regulated.

Other climbing destinations mostly feature boulders. No doubt other areas will be established and developed over time.

Delaware Climbing Coalition has helpful resources for climbers living or visiting here.

Getting There 

If you're reading this guide, you're probably already there.

Climbing Season

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Weather station 5.5 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Delaware

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Delaware:
Old School   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     TR, 1 pitch, 35'   Alapocas Run State Park
Dichotomy   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 1 pitch, 35'   Alapocas Run State Park
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Featured Route For Delaware
Rock Climbing Photo: Toproping Hungry for Me.

Hungry for Me 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  Delaware : Alapocas Run State Park
Find the anchor under a tree along the dirt path from the paved trail to the cliff top. Climb the path of least resistance up the low angled face to the anchor, bearing right when needed. A major diagonal crack is the main feature, partially filled with old tree roots. Ledges and other features offer plenty to work with for a beginning climber....[more]   Browse More Classics in Delaware

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