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The Flakes area at Garrett Mountain contains several distinct features that make this a unique bouldering area in New Jersey. The area is just below a 50 foot tower at the top of the cliff line overlooking Paterson. Parking can be found either at the top of the cliff in a small parking lot just off of a loop road which runs through Garrett Mountain Reservation. Drive on the loop road and park at the parking lot across the street from the obvious tower. You can also park below the cliff in the parking lot for Lambert's Castle.
From the northbound Garden State Parkway, take exit 153B to Route 3 West. Stay on this road for about two miles or less. Just after going under a bridge exit right down an exit to a right turn on Valley Road. Take Valley for about 1.5 miles to Lambert's Castle. You've gone too far if you cross a highway and enter Paterson.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Garrett Mountain:
Right Side Arete V1 Boulder, 20 feet
Left Side Arete V1+ PG13 Boulder, 30 feet
Romano's Arete V2- Boulder, 15 feet
Romano Alternate V4- Boulder, 19 feet
The Inchworm Traverse V4 Boulder, 18 feet
Grabbin a Dragon's Tail V4-5 Boulder, 12 feet
Bridge of Sighs V5 Boulder, 18 feet
Muddy Turtles V5-6 PG13 Boulder, 25 feet
Unfinished problem V8 Boulder, 25 feet
Featured Route For Garrett Mountain
This route begins low on the right side of Flake 1. Feet are two inches of the ground. Right hand goes on a palmy side of the arete in a dark alcove. Left hand is in positive hold in an alcove. Left foot moves into a hidden hold down and left. Left hand moves to a one digit ledge a bit left of the alcove. Move up and left a bit with the right hand into a vertical slot/layback. Bring your feet up right onto a chockstone. Move the hands up and left a bit to horizontal edge/pinch. Move the feet up ...[more] Browse More Classics in NJ