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Blairstown Crack T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Crystal Mine T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Free Radical T,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Jason's Crack T,TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Mr. Mantis the Podiatrist T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
One Bowl Ceiling T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
One Bowl Gully T,TR 5.1 2 6 II 7 MD 2a
Pessimist, The TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b X
Princeton Crack T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
Proboscis T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
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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
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Description

Rick's is an eastern facing cliff on Catfish Mountain about 10 miles north of the Deleware Water Gap . A single pitch area with similar rock quality as the DWG which means bring a helmet . Lots of loose rocks and vegetation but the established routes themselves are clean . Long slings necessary to set up topropes . Mostly easy to moderate climbs with pretty good protection .There is a fire tower about 1/2 mile south with 360 degree view of NY , NJ , PA .
Usually quiet and not too crowded .

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

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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
5.11a 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
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

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