Hey Maryland! Did you know that there’s absolutely fantastic climbing right here in your backyard?
Well, there is – and one of these great crags is Rocks State Park in Jarrettsville, MD. So mark your calendars for Rockfest 2013, one of the best adopt-a-crag events at one of the region’s most beautiful places to climb, brought to you by Mid Atlantic Climbers (MAC).
MAC is a grass-roots organization dedicated to ensuring responsible climbing and access in Greater Washington, DC. MAC endeavors to create a climbing community that will foster responsible recreation through outreach, education and service projects.
The fourth annual event will be held on Saturday, April 27 at Rocks State Park in Jarrettsville, MD. This event brings together rock climbers, hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts for stewardship and outdoor recreation. Volunteers will spend Saturday doing a variety of service projects in the park including fixing a pedestrian bridge, pruning and trimming trail corridors, and trail maintenance.
I’ll be there doing my part and helping out however I can. And additionally, I’ll be there repping Skratch Labs. Rumor has it that I also might be providing a rad little raffle prize package.
For more information or to register, visit http://www.midatlanticclimbers.org/rockfest/.
What to bring:
Sturdy, close toed shoes
Dress for the weather, the event is rain or shine
Climbing gear if you plan to stick around after
How to get there:
The park is located in northern Harford County about 30 miles north of Baltimore and 8 miles northwest of Bel Air on Route 24. From Baltimore, take I-95 north to Route 24 north exit. Continue north on Route 24 through Bel Air, Rock Spring, and Forest Hill. The Park is located approximately 5 miles north of Forest Hill.
Rocks State Park
3318 Rocks Chrome Hill Road
Jarrettsville, MD 21084
8:30am – Check In
9am – Safety briefing and project work
12pm – Lunch provided
2pm – Wrap up project work; followed by raffle and presentations
Enjoy the rest of the day and climb with your fellow climbers!
Hope to see you there!