Elevation: 1,130 ft
GPS: 41.053, -74.962 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: al piner on Mar 22, 2009 with updates from Northeast Mountain Guiding
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Description

Rick's Rocks is a southeastern facing cliff along the Kittatinny Ridgeline about 10 miles north of Interstate 80 in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.  A single-pitch area with similar rock quality and type as the DWG which means bring a helmet . Lots of loose rocks and vegetation but the established routes themselves are clean.  A long static rope is necessary to set up top-ropes on the top of the cliff. Mostly easy to moderate climbs with pretty good protection.  The Catfish Fire Tower is about 1/2 mile south along the Appalachian Trail with a 360 degree view of NY , NJ , PA.  This place is usually quiet and not too crowded with the exception of the summer months when local camps frequent the cliff .

Getting There

Take county Rd 602 ( Millbrook Rd ) north off of NJ 94 . You will see the cliff on your left , park in pullout . Follow trail from south end of lot . About a 10 minute approach .

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Classic Climbing Routes at Ricks Rocks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
 11
Blairstown Crack
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
 8
Princeton Crack
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
 4
Proboscis
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 7
Mr. Mantis the Podiatrist
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 5
One Bowl Ceiling
Trad, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
 3
Free Radical
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Blairstown Crack
 11
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad, TR
Princeton Crack
 8
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad, TR
Proboscis
 4
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad, TR
Mr. Mantis the Podiatrist
 7
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
One Bowl Ceiling
 5
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad, TR
Free Radical
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13 Trad, TR
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Michael C
New Jersey
Michael C   New Jersey
Above the face with Jason's Crack, Princeton Crack, and Blairstown Crack there are two new bolts. I did not install them, but came across them on 4/13/2014. A very long static rope is still required to get the master point of an anchor over the ledge (I used a 60ft static rope and still needed to throw in about 10 feet of cordage). This was a good edition, consider the trees up there are in bad shape and most people don't carry 100+ feet of static rope just to top-rope a 50 foot face. Apr 14, 2014