Rocks State Park
King and Queens Seat
Super convenient and very busy. This rock is gneiss with quartz inclusions. Climbs range from 5.0 to 5.10b.
This area is popular with climbers and also with typical tourists. This means protect
your anchors with bight colors, where a brain bucket for those falling cameras,
water bottles, back packs, etc.. This area is divided into two sections by Deer Creek.
The north side is OFF LIMITS, forget it. The south side is the one to climb. Both sides
and the prowl of this section have many named and graded routes.
Climbing anchors, as a general rule, require artificial protection. A standard rack and several 25 foot long pieces of webbing
There are a few rules imposed on climbers. Here are the important ones; No climbing on the north side of Deer Creek.
Organized groups must preregister. Bolting and use of pitons are prohibited.
You should use your back button to return to the last place visited.
If you are unsure how you arrived at this location, flip a coin to see which way gravity is working and head in that direction.
See "Climb Maryland!" by Mark "Indy" Kochte, (ISBN 0-9663431-3-1).