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Blairstown Crack T,TR 
Crystal Mine T,TR 
Free Radical T,TR 
Jason's Crack T,TR 
One Bowl Ceiling T,TR 
One Bowl Gully T,TR 
Pessimist, The TR 
Princeton Crack T,TR 
Proboscis T,TR 
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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 .

Getting There 

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 Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Ricks Rocks:
Princeton Crack   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Blairstown Crack   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Kimberly just below the 2 crux moves. She flashed ...

Free Radical 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13  NJ : Ricks Rocks
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

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Joey on main wall
Joey on main wall
Lubica working her way into the crack
Lubica working her way into the crack
Kimberly finding the crux ;)
Kimberly finding the crux ;)
Joey rappelling the main wall
Joey rappelling the main wall
Leading left out of Blairstown Crack
Leading left out of Blairstown Crack

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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.
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