Mary's Rock Climber's Log

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ClimberZiggy

ClimberZiggy - Feb 9, 2018 3:33 am Date Climbed: Feb 6, 2018

Ziggy Climb Log — Mary’s Rock  Sucess!

Great climb, not too difficult!

cgard61

cgard61 - Nov 6, 2017 9:41 am Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2017

AT from Panorama  Sucess!

Beautiful fall views. Lots of ladybugs at the top. It's worth the extra time to explore and scramble up all of the boulders to the south.

technicolorNH

technicolorNH - May 14, 2015 4:48 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 2015

Nice overlook  Sucess!

Pretty good view of the gap below.

wanderweg83

wanderweg83 - Feb 1, 2014 10:06 am

Mary's Rock/Pinnacle combo  Sucess!

One of my favorite days in the park. I started out in foggy, drizzly weather at the parking lot. Along the way, the sun gradually came out. All of the spring wildflowers were in full bloom, and the views from Mary's Rock were spectacular.

Pete Castricone

Pete Castricone - Jun 14, 2013 9:25 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2013

Another bump on the AT  Sucess!

Another tiny bump along the boring Shenadoah AT.

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Nov 11, 2012 4:53 pm Date Climbed: Nov 9, 2012

Warm vs. WINDY  Sucess!

Some parts of the snowy Meadow Springs trail were sunlit and warm, but exposure to a fierce wind on the west side of the ridge was nasty. I almost was blown over when I stood on the summit.

mlt205

mlt205 - Aug 26, 2012 5:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012

Nice Little Walk To The Top  Sucess!

Nice short hike, with a decent view from the top.

hightinerary

hightinerary - Jul 22, 2012 4:57 pm Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2017

There's Something about Marys Rock  Sucess!

Twice so far - July 2012 and November 2017. I like to stand on the true summit. Fun boulders, nice views.

wvasmith

wvasmith - Jul 19, 2012 12:12 am

Nice Hike  Sucess!

Hiked from the base off RT 211 to the top, nice hike with steep sections and saw 2 black bear along the trail which made the climb from the bottom well worth it.

mtwashingtonmonroe

mtwashingtonmonroe - Jul 15, 2012 7:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2012

Lovely Mountain  Sucess!

Great views until the weather moved in!

tioga

tioga - Oct 16, 2011 9:22 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2011

Up AT  Sucess!

Climbed with some friends via the AT from the Panorama Restaurant. Great view from the top!

AirborneBuff

AirborneBuff - Feb 21, 2011 8:55 am Date Climbed: Feb 20, 2011

Clear and Calm  Sucess!

Second time I have climbed Mary's Rock as part of an AT section hike. This time, day 2 of a trip from Bearfence Hut to Thornton Gap.

sparkes384

sparkes384 - Nov 25, 2010 12:32 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2009

A day off from work  Sucess!

A good day out in the SNP with Dave and Danny. Burgers and beer at the Thorton River Grill afterwards.

gkaufman

gkaufman - Feb 9, 2009 12:10 pm Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2008

Excellent bushwack  Sucess!

Parked at the Mary's Rock tunnel overlook and bushwacked up and over the tunnel to the intersection with the AT where the bushwacking got too overgrown. Summit was empty, cold, and windy. The fall colors were mostly gone but there were still some making for a beautiful day.

Koba

Koba - Oct 20, 2008 12:12 pm Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2008

North AT  Sucess!

Rocky summit is cool but the real less visited gem (or at least when I visited with Panorama closed) is the AT north of Mary's Rock coming down to Thornton Gap, wow!

YEM

YEM - Jan 14, 2008 1:56 am

AT in Winter  Sucess!

This was back before I knew about crampons. They sure would have been helpful. Mary's maintains a commanding view of the area and is a great conditioning hike.

vanman798

vanman798 - Sep 30, 2007 4:01 am Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2000

Several Times  Sucess!

I've walked to this rock several times. The views are nice. I can't pinpoint an exact date, but I know I did it one time the same week as Earth Day in 2000 (Earth day is always April 22).

CheesySciFi

CheesySciFi - Sep 21, 2007 4:20 pm Date Climbed: May 5, 2006

A foggy and rainy day  Sucess!

My mom and I hiked up the Meadow Springs Trail to Mary's Rock. A light rain was falling and the forest was shrouded in mist. It made the hike a different experience from the clear days that I was used to.

AirborneBuff

AirborneBuff - May 11, 2007 4:56 pm Date Climbed: May 9, 2007

Route Climbed: Rockfish Gap via the AT  Sucess!

Hiked from Rockfish Gap as part of a 5 day hike on the AT through SNP.

Buz Groshong

Buz Groshong - Feb 12, 2007 2:05 am

Climbed it many times  Sucess!

A great hike is to go up the Buck Hollow Trail and up to Mary's Rock then up the AT and down the Pass Mountain Trail with a one mile shuttle at the bottom.

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