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Elevation: 500 ft
GPS: 40.884, -74.186 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Alex Pollara on Nov 20, 2016 with updates
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Description

A hidden treasure a few minutes drive from NYC this area is a portion of the Watchung mountains. Several large outcroppings of excellent trap rock. Mostly bouldering height with some highballs and a small amount of top roping depending on where you draw the line. There is also a very large 200+ ft cliff face that would call for some trad multi-pitch. Easy to walk top outs, decent tree cover and approachable in sandals. The deer are more bother than the people.

Note on access: The status of climbing in Passaic parks is uncertain. It appears that ordinances exist prohibiting "mountain climbing". However, park staff does not seem to take issue with bouldering. As always please be respectful, do not disturb the other park goers, and stay safe. NJ Climbers fill this form out to help drive action for open access throughout NJ here - accessfund.org/take-action/cam...

Getting There

Heading either North or South on 46 take the Great Notch exit and head north on Rifle Camp Road. Look for the sign for rifle camp park and the turn off on the right. Follow the road through to the pond parking lot, park and walk towards the pond from the south corner of the lot, the first rock face will be on your right and are hard to miss.

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