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|Type:||TR, Aid, 60 ft (18 m)|
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|Shared By:||kenr on Oct 22, 2018|
We heard a report that an official survey was performed for a point near this cliff sector, and at least this cliff is very close to the boundary -- like perhaps the top might be inside the Park and the bottom (or middle) might be outside. We do not yet know of any general rule of the DEP forbidding climbing, and as of 2018 this area is not posted for any special status or restrictions. There is no general NJ Parks rule forbidding climbing (after submitting a signed waiver of liability form for the current year).
. . . (on Top-Rope, perhaps could avoid this by starting from top, getting lowered into upper slab, climbing up that, then getting lowered to bottom, then climbing up the lower slab.
Before starting, hang a long etrier / aid ladder from the pine tree growing out of the rock just above the left side of the overhanging break mid-way up the slab.
. . . (If possible perhaps better to place an etrier / aid ladder over the deep crack to the right where the overhang is less steep, using trad gear instead of the tree)
Start below the 6-ft-tall overhanging break mid-way up the slab, 1 ft right from above thick mature tree, and just left of groove at right side of lower slab.
Up the slab to the obvious deep crack in the right side of the overhanging break.
Use Aid to surmount the break, then up the right side of the slab above to finish just right of the right-hand of the two mature pine/cedar trees.
warning: The rock on and near this route has not been climbed much yet, and some of the rock is still breakable and loose -- so the belayer and other people should stand far away from underneath the climber or someone setting up top anchor.
. . . (Lots of vegetation on this rock as of 2018. Be prepared when climbing to navigate around protruding trees and branches, and dealing with holds slippery with grass, lichen, moss, dirt).
FA style + Naming of routes: For more on this - - > See the Main page for Cranberry Hollow.
Protection for trad Leading is unknown and likely inadequate.