Elevation: 626 ft
GPS: 41.063, -74.839 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: kenr on Nov 28, 2018 with improvements by Northeast Mountain Guiding
Admins: SMarsh

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.

401 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at NorthWest

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V5 6C
 5
Always Two There Are
Boulder
V6 7A
 5
Skanderbeg's Shield
Boulder
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 50
The Rib
Trad 2 pitches
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 52
Triumverate
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
 15
Shadow Line
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 9
Mr. Mantis the Podiatrist
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 19
5.7 (Main Wall, Right)
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 9
Black Wall Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 15
Hourglass
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 14
Double Overhang
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 11
corkscrew
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 3
Tree Toad Fracture
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Death Don't Have No Mercy
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 3
The Bowl
TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 6
A Year in the Life, Variation 2,…
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Always Two There Are bouldering Nor… > Allamuchy Mtn SP Boul…
 5
V5 6C Boulder
Skanderbeg's Shield bouldering Nor… > Allamuchy Mtn SP Boul…
 5
V6 7A Boulder
The Rib Delaware Water… > Mt.Tammany > Triumverate Wall
 50
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad 2 pitches
Triumverate Delaware Water… > Mt.Tammany > Triumverate Wall
 52
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 2 pitches
Shadow Line Delaware Water… > Mt.Tammany > Triumverate Wall
 15
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Mr. Mantis the Podiatrist Delaware Water… > Ricks Rocks
 9
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
5.7 (Main Wall, Right) Allamuchy SP > Main Wall & Right Wall
 19
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Black Wall Route Delaware Water… > Mt.Tammany > Black Wall
 9
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad 3 pitches
Hourglass Allamuchy SP > Main Wall & Right Wall
 15
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad, TR
Double Overhang Delaware Water… > Mt.Tammany > Double Overhang Area
 14
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
corkscrew Delaware Water… > Mt.Tammany > Great Arch
 11
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Tree Toad Fracture Delaware Water… > Mt.Tammany > Great Arch
 3
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Death Don't Have No Mercy Delaware Water… > Mt.Tammany > Death Don't Have No M…
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
The Bowl Allamuchy SP > Upper Lead Wall
 3
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a TR
A Year in the Life, Variati… Allamuchy SP > Main Wall & Right Wall
 6
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, TR
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