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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 

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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: Randall pulls the roof on top of Old School.

Old School 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Delaware : Alapocas Run State Park
Start on the middle ledge of the Main Wall, below the highly visible diagonal crack leading into the left corner of the roof block. Tiptoe up the starting slab, minding the lack of friction on the painted-over spraypaint - or bypassing it on either side. Go straight for the crack, or traverse up and right under the roof and back left from there. Wriggle and writhe through the roof notch and you're done.The most dramatic established line at Alapocas....[more]   Browse More Classics in Delaware

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