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 .
Weather station 8.7 miles from here
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Free Radical 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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This route is just a short variation to 'Blairstown Crack'. Climb the thin face just right of the crack. A serious of small crimpers and dimples with steady feet and you'll bag the cruz ;)...[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.