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Garrett Mountain

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Bridge of Sighs 
Garden State Parkway 
Grabbin a Dragon's Tail 
Inchworm Boulder, The 
Inchworm Traverse, The 
Left Side Arete 
Lord of the Flies 
Muddy Turtles 
Nick Arete 
Right Side Arete 
Right Side Flake 2 
Romano Alternate 
Romano's Arete 
Two Step Arete 
Unfinished problem 
Yin and Yang 
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Garrett Mountain  


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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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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16 Total Routes

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Right Side Arete V1 5  NJ : Garrett Mountain
This problem ascends the right side of a boulder that leans up against Flake 1. It may at one time have been part of the Flake but is now separate from the main Flake. There is a sit start or a standing start to this problem. The sit start adds no difficulty, just one more move. Begin standing with right hand palming the arete on the far right side of Flake 1 about 6 feet away from Bridge of Sighs. Step with the right foot onto the arete and reach for a clean horizontal break at about 9 feet. Gr...[more]   Browse More Classics in NJ

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By Alexander Wisz
May 2, 2015
I climbed here for the first time last summer. The bouldering is not on individual boulders really but on a ring of short vertical rock (8-20 FT high).

It is a pretty cool feature and I look forward to driving up again when I return this August to NJ. I might take some more photos for this page. If anyone wants to join let me know.
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