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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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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