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Allamuchy Mountain SP Boulders 0 / 0 / 1 / 53 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 53
Allamuchy State Park 41 / 0 / 47 / 1 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 51
Alpine bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Bear Rock 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
CEDAR GROVE RESERVOIR 0 / 0 / 0 / 15 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 15
Cedar Lake Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 23 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 23
Delaware Water Gap NRA, NJ (Mt.Tammany) 27 / 0 / 3 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 28
Embankment, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Garrett Mountain 0 / 0 / 0 / 17 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17
Green Pond Cliffs 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
H Rock 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
High Point 4 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Jenny Jump State Forest 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Legend Rock 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Parsippany Rock House 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Pyramid Mountain 0 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Ricks Rocks 9 / 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Rifle Camp 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
SOUTH MOUNTAIN RESERVATION 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Sourland Mountain Preserve 0 / 0 / 0 / 71 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 71
Stonetown Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Vinny Reilly Boulders (Cranberry Lake boulders) 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Witherspoon Woods Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
mills reservation 1 / 0 / 2 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
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The Garden State offers a wide array of climbing on a variety of different rock types. From Watchung Mountain Basalt near Montclair and Millburn to the granite slabs of Allamuchy, there is nice amount of rock to be climbed.

Much of the climbing New Jersey is in Essex County and Bergen County, the 2 most densely populated counties in the state, as well as being in the same population bracket as NYC, and many areas are closed. Mills County Park is one of the few that remains open. Although much of the roped climbing is forbidden, there is a variety of bouldering in South Mountain and Eagle Rock Reservations.

On the western side of the state, Delaware Water Gap holds many multi-pitch rock routes on the same rock as the Gunks. Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area also offers ice climbing on both the NJ and PA sides.

The Highlands of Northern Jersey include Jenny Jump and Pine Paddies State Park. Wawayanda State Park has some bouldering along the Appalachian Trail near Mountain Creek Ski Resort, with some 8+ feet tall boulders. The Princeton area has a lot of wonderful bouldering opportunities as well.

The guidebook for the area is Rock Climbing: New Jersey by Paul Nick and Neil J.A.Sloane, published by Falcon Press. It has some good topos and photos, especially for Delaware Water Gap.

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V2 5+
The Cling
Boulder
V2 5+
The Gator
Boulder
V3 6A
Go Make Some Babies
Boulder
V4 6B
Good Vibrations
Boulder
V5 6C
Sunshine on my Face (aka The Wave sit…
Boulder
V5 6C
Piston
Boulder
V5 6C
Sideways
Boulder
V6 7A
The Wave Full
Boulder
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a PG13
The Rib
Trad 2 pitches
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
Triumverate
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Mr. Mantis the Podiatrist
Trad
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Double Overhang
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
corkscrew
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Death Don't Have No Mercy
Trad 2 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
A Year in the Life, Variation 2, Left…
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Cling Sourland Mtn Pres… > Devil's Half Acre V2 5+ Boulder
The Gator Sourland Mtn Pres… > Roaring Rocks V2 5+ Boulder
Go Make Some Babies Sourland Mtn Pres… > Devil's Half Acre V3 6A Boulder
Good Vibrations Sourland Mtn Pres… > Half Moon Area V4 6B Boulder
Sunshine on my Face (aka Th… Witherspoon Woods Boulders V5 6C Boulder
Piston Sourland Mtn Pres… > Devil's Half Acre V5 6C Boulder
Sideways Sourland Mtn Pres… > Backyard Boulders V5 6C Boulder
The Wave Full Sourland Mtn Pres… > Devil's Half Acre V6 7A Boulder
The Rib Delaware Water Ga… > Triumverate Wall 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Triumverate Delaware Water Ga… > Triumverate Wall 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Mr. Mantis the Podiatrist Ricks Rocks 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Double Overhang Delaware Water Ga… > Double Overhang Area 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad 2 pitches
corkscrew Delaware Water Ga… > Great Arch 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Death Don't Have No Mercy Delaware Water Ga… > Death Don't Have No Mercy 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
A Year in the Life, Variati… Allamuchy SP > Main Wall and Right Wall 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, TR
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one of jersey's unsung classic trad routes. crux isn't the crack but rather the bear den at the base of crack. climb in season only... Apr 25, 2015

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