Elevation: 626 ft
GPS: 41.0634, -74.83936
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Description

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

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

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

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Classic Climbing Routes at NorthWest

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V5 6C
 7
Always Two There Are
Boulder
V5+ 6C+
 8
Skanderbeg's Shield
Boulder
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 65
The Rib
Trad 2 pitches
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 70
Triumvirate
Trad 2 pitches
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 5
Blocky Madness
TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
 19
Shadow Line
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 12
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
 22
TreeHugger's Need No Apply
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 3
Lead Roof
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 3
Sergeant's Fingerline Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 16
Hourglass
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 18
Double Overhang
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 12
Corkscrew
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
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…
 7
V5 6C Boulder
Skanderbeg's Shield bouldering Nor… > Allamuchy Mtn SP Boul…
 8
V5+ 6C+ Boulder
The Rib Delaware Water… > Mt.Tammany > i. Triumverate Wall
 65
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad 2 pitches
Triumvirate Delaware Water… > Mt.Tammany > i. Triumverate Wall
 70
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 2 pitches
Blocky Madness Allamuchy SP > Upper Lead Wall
 5
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c TR
Shadow Line Delaware Water… > Mt.Tammany > i. Triumverate Wall
 19
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Mr. Mantis the Podiatrist Delaware Water… > Ricks Rocks
 12
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
TreeHugger's Need No Apply Allamuchy SP > Main Wall & Right Wall
 22
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Lead Roof Allamuchy SP > Upper Lead Wall
 3
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Sergeant's Fingerline Crack High Point SP
 3
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad
Hourglass Allamuchy SP > Main Wall & Right Wall
 16
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad, TR
Double Overhang Delaware Water… > Mt.Tammany > l. Double Overhang Area
 18
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Corkscrew Delaware Water… > Mt.Tammany > m. The Great Arch
 12
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Death Don't Have No Mercy Delaware Water… > Mt.Tammany > n. Death Don't Have N…
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
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