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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+
 26
The Cling
Boulder
V3 6A PG13
 4
The Flying Eagle
Boulder
V3+ 6A+
 10
Get Smart
Boulder
V4 6B
 32
Good Vibrations
Boulder
V5- 6C
 12
Sideways
Boulder
V5 6C
 8
Stuart Arete
Boulder
V5 6C
 22
The Wave Full
Boulder
V5 6C
 7
Always Two There Are
Boulder
V8 7B
 4
Blood Sport
Boulder
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 62
The Rib
Trad 2 pitches
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 69
Triumvirate
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 12
Mr. Mantis the Podiatrist
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 3
Lead Roof
Trad, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 12
Corkscrew
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
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
 26
V2 5+ Boulder
The Flying Eagle d. Mid-state > … > Sourland Mtn Pr… > Roaring Rocks
 4
V3 6A PG13 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
 32
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…
 8
V5 6C Boulder
The Wave Full d. Mid-state > … > Sourland Mtn Pr… > Devil's Half Acre
 22
V5 6C Boulder
Always Two There Are a. NorthWest > bouldering Nor… > Allamuchy Mtn SP Boul…
 7
V5 6C Boulder
Blood Sport d. Mid-state > … > Sourland Mtn Pr… > Roaring Rocks
 4
V8 7B Boulder
The Rib a. NorthWest > … > Mt.Tammany > i. Triumverate Wall
 62
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad 2 pitches
Triumvirate a. NorthWest > … > Mt.Tammany > i. Triumverate Wall
 69
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 2 pitches
Mr. Mantis the Podiatrist a. NorthWest > Delaware Water… > Ricks Rocks
 12
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Lead Roof a. NorthWest > Allamuchy SP > Upper Lead Wall
 3
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Corkscrew a. NorthWest > … > Mt.Tammany > m. The Great Arch
 12
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…
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
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