Rock Climbing & Rappelling

Rock climbing and rappelling are healthy activities for both mind and body. They build muscle strength while improving agility, balance and coordination. And the sense of accomplishment a climber experiences after completing a challenging route is beyond compare. With some basic tips and equipment, rock climbing is an excellent way to experience your Delaware State Parks.

For information about upcoming rock-climbing programs, visit our Alapocas Run State Park programs page.

Free Rock-Climbing Permit Required

Complete your contact information on the Rock-Climbing Permit and print two copies. Groups planning to rock climb must apply for a Special Use Permit a minimum of 30 days in advance.  Call 302-577-1164 for information. Please note: the permit must be signed in the presence of an authorized park employee. Take your copies and photo identification to one of the following locations:

  • Wilmington State Parks Office
    1021 W. 18th Street
    Wilmington, DE 19802
    302) 577-7020
    Monday-Friday
    9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


    Or

  • Blue Ball Barn
    1914 West Park Drive
    Wilmington, DE 19803
    (302) 577-1164
    Open everyday
    9 a.m. 4 p.m.

 

Information for Groups

Groups planning to rock climb must apply for a Special Use Permit a minimum of 30 days in advance.  Call (302) 577-1164 for information.

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