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 updates from Northeast Mountain Guiding
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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.

368 Total Climbs

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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.
V1 5
 3
Cross Stitch
Boulder
V4 6B
 4
Crack Epidemic
Boulder
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 36
The Rib
Trad 2 pitches
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 42
Triumverate
Trad 2 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
 6
Cryptic Chimney
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
 12
Shadow Line
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
 10
Tanemund
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
 4
Proboscis
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 7
Mr. Mantis the Podiatrist
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 12
Blairstown Crack
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 15
Hourglass
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 11
Double Overhang
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 8
corkscrew
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Death Don't Have No Mercy
Trad 2 pitches
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
Cross Stitch bouldering Nor… > Allamuchy Mtn SP Boul…
 3
V1 5 Boulder
Crack Epidemic bouldering Nor… > Allamuchy Mtn SP Boul…
 4
V4 6B Boulder
The Rib Delaware Water… > Mt.Tammany > Triumverate Wall
 36
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad 2 pitches
Triumverate Delaware Water… > Mt.Tammany > Triumverate Wall
 42
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 2 pitches
Cryptic Chimney Delaware Water… > Mt.Tammany > Triumverate Wall
 6
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Shadow Line Delaware Water… > Mt.Tammany > Triumverate Wall
 12
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Tanemund Delaware Water… > Mt.Tammany > Triumverate Wall
 10
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Proboscis Delaware Water… > Ricks Rocks
 4
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad, TR
Mr. Mantis the Podiatrist Delaware Water… > Ricks Rocks
 7
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Blairstown Crack Delaware Water… > Ricks Rocks
 12
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad, TR
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
 11
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
corkscrew Delaware Water… > Mt.Tammany > Great Arch
 8
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
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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