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Elevation: 348 ft 106 m
GPS: 40.47544, -74.70177
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This park is divided across the border of Hunterdon and Somerset counties. Climbing is allowed in Somerset but NOT Hunterdon, so make sure you are in the right part of the park!

Somerset has two boulder fields, see link to map below.

https://www.somersetcountyparks.org/sites/g/files/vyhlif8281/f/uploads/sourland_mountain_preserve_map_0.pdf

The park closes at dusk; therefore night climbing is not allowed. Please don't threaten access for everyone.

** Note from guidebook author: "All NJ climbing is limited until sunset. Night climbing in NJ on social media can result in a ticket." **

Getting There Suggest change

Plug this address into your GPS:

415 E Mountain Rd, Hillsborough, NJ 08844

You'll see an entrance sign for the park which leads down a short road to the parking lot. Parking is free. From here, you can follow trails to each of the bouldering areas.

Guidebook

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The Sourland Bouldering guidebook covers 166 problems from V0- to V11 in New Jersey's Sourland Mountain Preserve (a 2,900 acre nature reserve in Hillsborough and Montgomery townships) as well as Woodfield Reservation and the John Witherspoon Woods. Every single problem has a base photo and line to show you where the climb goes. This guide also includes hand drawn topos of the boulder fields, and GPS-enabled maps, so you'll be able to find your next project easily. 

https://gunksapps.com/

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sourland Mountain Preserve

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4 PG13
 29
Polar Bear
Boulder
V2 5+
 25
The Wave
Boulder
V2 5+
 31
The Cling
Boulder
V2 5+
 23
The Wave Mantle
Boulder
V2 5+
 4
Priszem
Boulder
V3 6A
 18
Go Make Some Babies
Boulder
V3+ 6A+
 10
Get Smart
Boulder
V4 6B
 43
Good Vibrations
Boulder
V4 6B PG13
 5
The Flying Eagle
Boulder
V4+ 6B+
 20
Piston
Boulder
V5- 6C
 12
Sideways
Boulder
V5 6C
 6
Spirit Molecule
Boulder
V5+ 6C+
 27
The Wave Full
Boulder
V6- 7A
 19
The Dwarf
Boulder
V9 7C
 5
Blood Sport
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Polar Bear Southfield
 29
V0 4 PG13 Boulder
The Wave Devil's Half Acre
 25
V2 5+ Boulder
The Cling Devil's Half Acre
 31
V2 5+ Boulder
The Wave Mantle Devil's Half Acre
 23
V2 5+ Boulder
Priszem Half Moon Area
 4
V2 5+ Boulder
Go Make Some Babies Devil's Half Acre
 18
V3 6A Boulder
Get Smart Roaring Rocks
 10
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
Good Vibrations Half Moon Area
 43
V4 6B Boulder
The Flying Eagle Roaring Rocks
 5
V4 6B PG13 Boulder
Piston Devil's Half Acre
 20
V4+ 6B+ Boulder
Sideways Backyard Boulders
 12
V5- 6C Boulder
Spirit Molecule Spirit Molecule Area
 6
V5 6C Boulder
The Wave Full Devil's Half Acre
 27
V5+ 6C+ Boulder
The Dwarf Half Moon Area
 19
V6- 7A Boulder
Blood Sport Roaring Rocks
 5
V9 7C Boulder
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