WOLF ROCK CLIMBING PERMITS, MD
Rocky outcrops, like Wolf Rock, stand as evidence of 500 million years of mountain building and erosion on Catoctin Mountain. The weather-resistant quartzite formation stands nearly thirty feet above the other meta-sedimentary rock, and the soil-covered bedrock that surround it.
Wolf Rock is an excellent location for beginners to learn basic low-level, top-rope climbing or for experienced climbers to hone the skills in a low-risk environment. Climbing at Wolf Rock ranges from 5.0-5.3 in difficulty. It is the only location where rappelling, top-roping, or any form of climbing involving ropes or technical equipment is permitted in Catoctin Mountain Park.
Know Before You Go:
- Do not climb alone.
- Stringent safety precautions will be exercised at all times. Safety helmets and UIAA (International Climbing Federation) or equivalently approved climbing equipment are required.
- Pets are prohibited at Wolf Rock. Pets brought to the climbing area must be on a leash attended by an adult. Pets may not be tied to trees or other natural features.
- Fires are not permitted.
- Climbers may be required to reimburse the United States for search, rescue and recovery in the case of accident or other emergency.