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Description 

The Garden State offers a wide array of climbing on a variety of different rock types. From Watchung Mountain Basalt near Montclair and Millburn to the granite slabs of Allamuchy, there is nice amount of rock to be climbed.

Much of the climbing New Jersey is in Essex County and Bergen County, the 2 most densely populated counties in the state, as well as being in the same population bracket as NYC, and many areas are closed. Mills County Park is one of the few that remains open. Although much of the roped climbing is forbidden, there is a variety of bouldering in South Mountain and Eagle Rock Reservations.

On the western side of the state, Delaware Water Gap holds many multi-pitch rock routes on the same rock as the Gunks. Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area also offers ice climbing on both the NJ and PA sides.

The Highlands of Northern Jersey include Jenny Jump and Pine Paddies State Park. Wawayanda State Park has some bouldering along the Appalachian Trail near Mountain Creek Ski Resort, with some 8+ feet tall boulders. The Princeton area has a lot of wonderful bouldering opportunities as well.

The guidebook for the area is Rock Climbing: New Jersey by Paul Nick and Neil J.A.Sloane, published by Falcon Press. It has some good topos and photos, especially for Delaware Water Gap.


133 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for New Jersey:
The Rib   5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a PG13     Trad, 2 pitches   Delaware Water Gap NRA, NJ ... : Triumverate Wall
Triumverate   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13     Trad, 2 pitches   Delaware Water Gap NRA, NJ ... : Triumverate Wall
Shadow Line   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13     Trad, 2 pitches   Delaware Water Gap NRA, NJ ... : Triumverate Wall
Princeton Crack   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   Ricks Rocks
Blairstown Crack   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   Ricks Rocks
Tanemund   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13     Trad, 2 pitches   Delaware Water Gap NRA, NJ ... : Triumverate Wall
Black Wall   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 3 pitches   Delaware Water Gap NRA, NJ ... : The Black Wall
5.7 (Main Wall, Right)   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR   Allamuchy State Park : Main Wall and Right Wall
Hourglass   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, TR, 60'   Allamuchy State Park : Main Wall and Right Wall
A Year in the Life, Variation 2, Left Start   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, TR, 60'   Allamuchy State Park : Main Wall and Right Wall
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Dead Man's Curve 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  NJ : Delaware Water Gap NRA, NJ ... : Roadside Area
Up slab following crack that moves to the right. Traverse crack right until it is possible to move straight up on top of ledge. Belay at slung block. (slings replaced July 16, 2014)Optional second pitch see Another Roadside Attraction...[more]   Browse More Classics in NJ

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