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Woodfield Reservation

New Jersey > d. Mid-state > bouldering mid-state NJ


This reservation is a hop, skip, and a jump from the Witherspoon Woods Boulders. It's a great experience for beginning boulderers, especially in the fall. The park isn't the super traveled, so it can get a bit overgrown in the summer months. Like most of New Jersey climbing, the area is heavily wooded, extremely humid, and buggy in the summers. If your climbing in the summer, bring a cooler, some bug spray, and a change of clothes (for the sweat). If your climbing in the Fall You'll probably come across some Princeton students, but that's about it.

Getting There

The easiest way to find Woodfield Reservation is to type it into google maps. The park is North-West of downtown Princeton and Princeton University. If you are at Princeton University the quickest way to the park is to head West on Nassau which then continues onto Stockton st. (Rt 206 W) Soon after, take a right onto Elm Rd. which will turn into Great Rd. Turn left onto Great Rd West and the main parking entrance will be on your left after you pass Stuart Rd on your right. There are other entrances on Drakes corner Rd and West Stuart Rd.

The Drakes Corner Rd and the West Stuart Rd entrance are quicker approaches but have limited parking. If you choose to park at the entrance on Drakes corner Rd please don't park on the road, house owners on the street don't like it given that the road is a bit narrow (you could get towed). There is a slightly hidden sign that designates the entrance. The only parking at West Stuart Rd is on the street so just find what you can.

Here is a link to a trail map!…

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Clay Thomas
New Jersey
[Hide Comment] This is a great little boulder for taking beginners or for doing endurance circuits! There's a list of problems in the gunks app but I'd just recommend going and climbing what looks good. Natural lines include 2ish good v0-, 1 v0, 1 v1 (a flake layback), 1 v3 (an sloping arete). On the approach, follow signs for "tent rock" (seems like that's the name of the boulder according to woodfield reservation). Jul 27, 2020