Elevation: 104 ft
GPS: 40.855, -74.139 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: kenr on Nov 28, 2018 · Updates
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Description

Lots of interesting climbing. Too bad not more of it is legal.

Defined to include:
* Bergen county
* southeast lobe of Passaic county
* Essex county
* Hudson county
* Union county
* northeast Somerset county

Key climbing regions:
* northeast Ramapo ridges
. . . (extends into NY state: the big legal Powerlinez climbing area).
* Watchung ridges
* Palisades

rock types:
* basalt + gabbro in Watchung ridges
* diabase in Palisades
* granite + gneiss in Ramapo ridges

Legal concerns

Climbing is generally not legally permitted on . . .
* parks and recreation areas of Essex county.
. - - > Parks Rules and Regulations - (especially section 74-8)
* parks of Union county.
. - - > Parks Regulations
. - - > Union County Parks Ordinance - (especially section 115-27)
* parks of Passaic county.
. - - > Rules and Regulations for Park property - (especially section 37)
* Newark + Pequannock Watershed land.
. . . (be glad to get links or more info about this).
* Palisades Interstate Park land.
. . . (be glad to get links or more info about this).
* Wildlife management areas of the state of New Jersey.
. . . (be glad to get links or more info about this).

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 these prohibitions.

Getting There

Less than an hour driving from New York City.
Reached by many roads. Some cliffs can be reached by NJ Transit trains or buses.

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