Routes in Allamuchy Mountain SP Boulders
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DescriptionA large dirt parking lot that is very near the Scout Reservation on Waterloo Rd, Byram. A short dirt road leads to the lot which is directly across the road from Waterloo Village main entrance. Lots of potential for beginners and some challenges but get ready for a hike!
Rock in this area is mostly what seems to be quartzite granite. The quality of some of the rock is a bit chossy at times so bring a brush and test questionable holds. There are some amazing holds and features in Allamuchy and the friction is typically high and textures run the gamut from slick crystal to coarse feldspar.
There are two trails from the parking lot: one is to the right as you enter the lot and is marked with teal blazes as part of the Highlands Trail. The other is to the left side of the lot and is unmarked.
Do not trespass on the Scout Reservation. Signs make the boundary apparent. As facing up the hill on the unmarked trail, to the right is Allamuchy Mountain State Park, the left is restricted. The unmarked trail leads first to Look Mom! then to Drop Top which is off trail to the right and then The Karate Kid boulder further up the trail at the top of the hill. Over the hill and trending right is off trail access to the back area: Cumulus, Nimbus, Tall Wall, Big Fat Pauly, Z CRACKS.
Follow TEAL blazes from the lot to the left fork and across the first small stream for Doorknob area. Across the second stream bed is Cracked Boulder/Cross Stitch, Pickle and Leopard Print Pumps (LPP off trail) further up teal at the topoint of the hill. Follow the second streambed over big talus and blocks to The Spear, Darth Maul, Tall Wall and Cumulus/Nimbus and much more interesting rock.
There are other boulders along Waterloo Rd which are worth stopping and looking for. Please be respectful of the folks that live in the State Park and do not park on or walk through any private property.
Please tick and grade the lines if you climb them. Please use star ratings to denote quality of rock and "fun factor" relative to the areas problems. Most of the problems here wouldn't get any stars or would be 1 or 2 star problems in other "world class" areas. It's safe to say that Allamuchy doesn't have any "classic test pieces" so don't expect 3 or 4 star problems to be the best climbing you've ever done. And likewise, one star problems here are still fun! Let's continue to cater to climbers that are just beginning their outdoor bouldering journey!
!Leave nothing but chalk marks! That means no trail markers, no dog poop, no cig butts, beer cans, tape balls or other refuse, and definitely no camping or fire making, ever!! Please be respectful of the land, rock, wildlife, other hikers, bikers, hunters and climbers that use this area.
Classic Climbing Routes at Allamuchy Mountain SP Boulders
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