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Elevation: 616 ft 188 m
GPS: 41.0634, -74.83935
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Description Suggest change

Highest points of the state. Largest amount of legal roped climbing so far. Also lots of bouldering.

Defined here as . . .
* Sussex county
* Warren county

Key Climbing Locations:
* Kittatinny Ridge : High Point State Park, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (3 locations)
* Wawayanda State Park
* Allamuchy State Park

Rock types:
* Metaquartzite with a shale bed mixture, similar to the Shawangunks but layered differently, along the entire Kittatinny Ridge
* Crystalline granite in Allamuchy State Park on the East of the Appalachian lower ridgeline

Legal concerns Suggest change

Climbing is generally not legally permitted on . . .
* Wildlife management areas of the state of New Jersey.

Seems obvious that the "climbing" prohibited includes Top-Roping or Lead-climbng using a rope. Some or most forms of bouldering would likely also fall under the prohibition.

Getting There

Suggest change
Interstate 80 goes through the southern part. NJ route 15 and 206 into middle. Interstate 84 near the northern end.

429 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at NorthWest

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V5 6C
 8
Always Two There Are
Boulder
V5+ 6C+
 8
Skanderbeg's Shield
Boulder
5.1 2 6 II 7 MD 2a
 23
One Bowl Gully
Trad, TR
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 76
The Rib
Trad 2 pitches
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 79
Triumvirate
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
 21
Shadow Line
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
 18
Tanemund
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 13
Mr. Mantis the Podiatrist
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 4
High Point Face
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 24
TreeHuggers Need Not Apply
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 24
Blairstown Crack
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 22
Double Overhang
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 15
Corkscrew
Trad 2 pitches
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
 7
Tree Toad Fracture
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Death Don't Have No Mercy
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Always Two There Are bouldering Nor… > Allamuchy Mtn SP Boul…
 8
V5 6C Boulder
Skanderbeg's Shield bouldering Nor… > Allamuchy Mtn SP Boul…
 8
V5+ 6C+ Boulder
One Bowl Gully Delaware Water… > Ricks Rocks
 23
5.1 2 6 II 7 MD 2a Trad, TR
The Rib Delaware Water… > Mt.Tammany > i. Triumverate Wall
 76
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad 2 pitches
Triumvirate Delaware Water… > Mt.Tammany > i. Triumverate Wall
 79
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 2 pitches
Shadow Line Delaware Water… > Mt.Tammany > i. Triumverate Wall
 21
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Tanemund Delaware Water… > Mt.Tammany > i. Triumverate Wall
 18
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Mr. Mantis the Podiatrist Delaware Water… > Ricks Rocks
 13
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
High Point Face High Point SP
 4
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
TreeHuggers Need Not Apply Allamuchy SP > Main Wall & Right Wall
 24
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Blairstown Crack Delaware Water… > Ricks Rocks
 24
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad, TR
Double Overhang Delaware Water… > Mt.Tammany > l. Double Overhang Area
 22
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Corkscrew Delaware Water… > Mt.Tammany > m. The Great Arch
 15
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Tree Toad Fracture Delaware Water… > Mt.Tammany > m. The Great Arch
 7
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Death Don't Have No Mercy Delaware Water… > Mt.Tammany > n. Death Don't Have N…
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
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