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 .
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 .
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One Bowl Ceiling 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 NJ : Ricks Rocks
A one-move 5.8, just to the right of One Bowl Gully. There are a couple of small overhangs to fool around on. Begin just to the right of the low-angle groove, head up to a right-facing corner in the ceiling near the top of the cliff. Climb the ceiling at the corner.There are lots of variations that you can play with here, and along with the natural protection, there are at least two newly placed bolts at the top of the route. Be careful about placement of your master point here, as you'll need i...[more] Browse More Classics in NJ