Ricks Rocks Rock Climbing
Princeton crack , Rick's Rocks
Rick's is an eastern facing cliff on Catfish Mountain about 10 miles north of the Deleware Water Gap . A single pitch area with similar rock quality as the DWG which means bring a helmet . Lots of loose rocks and vegetation but the established routes themselves are clean . Long slings necessary to set up topropes . Mostly easy to moderate climbs with pretty good protection .There is a fire tower about 1/2 mile south with 360 degree view of NY , NJ , PA .
Usually quiet and not too crowded .
Take county Rd 602 ( Millbrook Rd ) north off of NJ 94 . You will see the cliff on your left , park in pullout . Follow trail from south end of lot . About a 10 minute approach .
Climbing Season For the All Locations area.
Weather station 8.7 miles from here
9 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Ricks Rocks
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ricks Rocks:
Free Radical 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
PG13 Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
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One Bowl Gully 5.1 2 6 II 7 MD 2a NJ
: Ricks Rocks
Great route for the first time leader . Sucks up gear everywhere and an easy top anchor set up with nice belay stance ( sitting ) . Probably worth another star or two for beginners . Follow the gully up and to the right . 20 ' left of the main buttress ....[more] Browse More Classics in NJ
Lubica working her way into the crack
Kimberly finding the crux ;)
Joey rappelling the main wall
Leading left out of Blairstown Crack
By Michael C
From: New Jersey
Apr 14, 2014
Above the face with Jason's Crack, Princeton Crack, and Blairstown Crack there are two new bolts. I did not install them, but came across them on 4/13/2014. A very long static rope is still required to get the master point of an anchor over the ledge (I used a 60ft static rope and still needed to throw in about 10 feet of cordage). This was a good edition, consider the trees up there are in bad shape and most people don't carry 100+ feet of static rope just to top-rope a 50 foot face.