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.
Weather station 1.2 miles from here
16 Total Routes
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Featured Route For Garrett Mountain
The Inchworm Traverse V4 6B NJ
: Garrett Mountain
This route is on the prominent buttress of rock jutting out of the hill. The Inchworm boulder is only about 40 feet from a partially paved path. Begin the problem on the left side of the boulder. Step onto the boulder in a shallow left facing alcove and then reach up to a jug. Move right onto two small crimps below the main break which runs across the boulder. Stay below this main break until the very end of the boulder. After the crimps continue to move right passing a jug and then go to a slop...[more] Browse More Classics in NJ
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.