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Description

The Garden State offers a wide array of climbing on a variety of different rock types. From Palisades diabase to Watchung basalt to the purple conglomerate of Green Pond Mt, the granite of Allamuchy, to the metaquartzite of Delaware Water Gap, there is an enormous amount of rock to be climbed.

Multi-Pitch--Delaware Water Gap, on the western side of the state, holds many multi-pitch rock routes on rock similar to the Gunks.

Ice--Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area also offers ice climbing on both the NJ and PA sides.

There are two guidebooks for the area:
1. 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.
2. Garden State Climbing by Joseph Vulpis which is a history of NJ climbing dating back to 1910 and a guidebook of legal climbing areas.

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Classic Climbing Routes at New Jersey

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V2 5+
 18
The Cling
Boulder
V2 5+
 4
The Gator
Boulder
V3+ 6A+
 3
Get Smart
Boulder
V4 6B
 16
Good Vibrations
Boulder
V4+ 6B+
 11
Piston
Boulder
V5- 6C
 8
Sideways
Boulder
V5 6C
 5
Sunshine on my Face (aka The Wav…
Boulder
V5+ 6C+
 12
The Wave Full
Boulder
V6-7 7A+
 4
Cave Problem
Boulder
V8 7B
 3
Good Vibrations Sit-Start
Boulder
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 36
The Rib
Trad 2 pitches
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 42
Triumverate
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 7
Mr. Mantis the Podiatrist
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 8
corkscrew
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Death Don't Have No Mercy
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Cling d. Mid-state > … > Sourland Mtn Pr… > Devil's Half Acre
 18
V2 5+ Boulder
The Gator d. Mid-state > … > Sourland Mtn Pr… > Roaring Rocks
 4
V2 5+ Boulder
Get Smart d. Mid-state > … > Sourland Mtn Pr… > Roaring Rocks
 3
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
Good Vibrations d. Mid-state > … > Sourland Mtn Pr… > Half Moon Area
 16
V4 6B Boulder
Piston d. Mid-state > … > Sourland Mtn Pr… > Devil's Half Acre
 11
V4+ 6B+ Boulder
Sideways d. Mid-state > … > Sourland Mtn Pr… > Backyard Boulders
 8
V5- 6C Boulder
Sunshine on my Face (aka Th… d. Mid-state > bouldering mid… > Witherspoon Woods Bou…
 5
V5 6C Boulder
The Wave Full d. Mid-state > … > Sourland Mtn Pr… > Devil's Half Acre
 12
V5+ 6C+ Boulder
Cave Problem d. Mid-state > bouldering mid… > Witherspoon Woods Bou…
 4
V6-7 7A+ Boulder
Good Vibrations Sit-Start d. Mid-state > … > Sourland Mtn Pr… > Half Moon Area
 3
V8 7B Boulder
The Rib a. NorthWest > … > Mt.Tammany > Triumverate Wall
 36
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad 2 pitches
Triumverate a. NorthWest > … > Mt.Tammany > Triumverate Wall
 42
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 2 pitches
Mr. Mantis the Podiatrist a. NorthWest > Delaware Water… > Ricks Rocks
 7
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
corkscrew a. NorthWest > … > Mt.Tammany > Great Arch
 8
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Death Don't Have No Mercy a. NorthWest > … > Mt.Tammany > Death Don't Have No M…
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
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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