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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 three guidebooks for the area:

1. Garden State Climbing by Joseph Vulpis which is a history of NJ climbing dating back to 1910 and a guidebook of legal climbing areas.

2. Rock Climbing & Bouldering New Jersey. First Edition 2019. Second Edition 2023. Available from Next Ascent Guidebooks. A full-color, comprehensive guidebook to both climbing and bouldering in NJ also includes Powerlinez in NY + Ralph Stover in PA.

3. 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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V1 5
 9
She Sends Sea Sends
Boulder
V3+ 6A+
 10
Get Smart
Boulder
V4 6B
 40
Good Vibrations
Boulder
V5- 6C
 12
Sideways
Boulder
V5 6C
 12
Stuart Arete
Boulder
V5 6C
 26
The Wave Full
Boulder
V5 6C
 8
Always Two There Are
Boulder
V5 6C
 6
Spirit Molecule
Boulder
V5+ 6C+
 8
Skanderbeg's Shield
Boulder
V7 7A+
 6
Cave Probelm Sit
Boulder
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 73
The Rib
Trad 2 pitches
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 78
Triumvirate
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 13
Mr. Mantis the Podiatrist
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 15
Corkscrew
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Death Don't Have No Mercy
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
She Sends Sea Sends d. Mid-state > bouldering mid… > Belmar Beach
 9
V1 5 Boulder
Get Smart d. Mid-state > … > Sourland Mtn Pr… > Roaring Rocks
 10
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
Good Vibrations d. Mid-state > … > Sourland Mtn Pr… > Half Moon Area
 40
V4 6B Boulder
Sideways d. Mid-state > … > Sourland Mtn Pr… > Backyard Boulders
 12
V5- 6C Boulder
Stuart Arete d. Mid-state > bouldering mid… > Witherspoon Woods Bou…
 12
V5 6C Boulder
The Wave Full d. Mid-state > … > Sourland Mtn Pr… > Devil's Half Acre
 26
V5 6C Boulder
Always Two There Are a. NorthWest > bouldering Nor… > Allamuchy Mtn SP Boul…
 8
V5 6C Boulder
Spirit Molecule d. Mid-state > … > Sourland Mtn Pr… > Spirit Molecule Area
 6
V5 6C Boulder
Skanderbeg's Shield a. NorthWest > bouldering Nor… > Allamuchy Mtn SP Boul…
 8
V5+ 6C+ Boulder
Cave Probelm Sit d. Mid-state > bouldering mid… > Witherspoon Woods Bou…
 6
V7 7A+ Boulder
The Rib a. NorthWest > … > Mt.Tammany > i. Triumverate Wall
 73
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad 2 pitches
Triumvirate a. NorthWest > … > Mt.Tammany > i. Triumverate Wall
 78
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 2 pitches
Mr. Mantis the Podiatrist a. NorthWest > Delaware Water… > Ricks Rocks
 13
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Corkscrew a. NorthWest > … > Mt.Tammany > m. The Great Arch
 15
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Death Don't Have No Mercy a. NorthWest > … > Mt.Tammany > n. Death Don't Have N…
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
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