Delaware Water Gap (PA) Climbing
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The closure is: The cliffs at Mount Minsi from Point of Gap parking lot to Arrow Island parking lot, from the west shoulder of Route 611 to the top of the ridge, in the Pennsylvania District. These areas will be closed to rock climbing and hiking through approximately early August to prevent human disturbance to nesting peregrine falcons.
Official designated trails are not affected by this closure, meaning hikers can still use Arrow Island Trail and the Appalachian Trail.
Guidebooks: Garden State Climbing 2018 by Joseph Vulpis is the most detailed for this area. The Falcon Guide NJ Rock Climbing by Neil Sloane has some great information.
Helmets should ALWAYS be worn in this area due to loose rock and hiking trails above the cliffs. This area is closed most years from March until June due to nesting Peregrine Falcons.
For the many climbs on the east side of the river, see Delaware Water Gap NRA, NJ (Mt.Tammany) .
See www.nps.gov/dewa for the park service map of the area.
Classic Climbing Routes at Delaware Water Gap (PA)
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