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Areas in New Jersey

Allamuchy Mountain SP Boulders 0 / 0 / 1 / 59 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 59
Allamuchy State Park 42 / 0 / 54 / 1 / 1 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 59
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 / 22 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 22
Cranberry Hollow 16 / 0 / 116 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 119
Cranberry West 1 / 0 / 23 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 23
Delaware Water Gap NRA, NJ (Mt.Tammany) 99 / 0 / 5 / 9 / 2 / 7 / 1 / 0 / 111
Eagle Rock Reservation 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Embankment, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Garrett Mountain 0 / 0 / 0 / 16 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16
Glenwood 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Green Pond Cliffs (Closed / Illegal) 5 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
High Point 1 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
High Point State Park 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Jenny Jump State Forest 0 / 0 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
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
Rocky Hollow Area at Garret Mountain 0 / 0 / 0 / 14 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
SOUTH MOUNTAIN RESERVATION 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Sourland Mountain Preserve 0 / 0 / 0 / 43 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 43
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
Watchung Reservation 1 / 0 / 16 / 2 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 19
Wawayanda 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Witherspoon Woods Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
mills reservation 1 / 0 / 2 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
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Description

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

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