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Delaware Water Gap (PA) Rock Climbing 

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The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is administered by the National Park Service. On the Pennsylvania side of the river, Mount Minsi is the main trad climbing destination. Ice climbing is possible on waterfalls around the recreation area some winters, depending on conditions.

For the many climbs on the east side of the river, see Delaware Water Gap NRA, NJ (Mt.Tammany) .

See for the park service map of the area.

Getting There 

Located in Monroe County, Pennsylvania on PA 611 just South of the town of Delaware Water Gap, PA.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.4 miles from here

26 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Delaware Water Gap (PA)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Delaware Water Gap (PA):
Surprise   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   Mount Minsi : f. Land of the Giants
Pussytoes   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, TR, 2 pitches, 150'   Mount Minsi : d. Cat Wall
Osprey   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 220'   Mount Minsi : h. High Wall
Drifting Arrow   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 210'   Mount Minsi : c. The Practice Face
Chieftain   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   Mount Minsi : f. Land of the Giants
Point of No Return   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 160'   Mount Minsi : f. Land of the Giants
Voyage of the Damned   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 3 pitches, 150'   Mount Minsi : f. Land of the Giants
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Pleasure Feeds Addiction 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  Pennsylvania : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : ... : h. High Wall
Start on the left end of the High Wall on the arete, 30 feet left of Osprey and 20 feet right of "Dragon's Lair". On the left end of the low roof where a rock bench can be found. P1: Climb straight up the arete on clean rock with good gear, passing a large ominous looking block on the right (avoid). Belay at a 2 bolt anchor (5.8G)P2: Continue straight up from the belay to the largest part of the overhang. Pull the hang on good gear, 10 feet left of where "Pain" pulls t...[more]   Browse More Classics in Pennsylvania

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By Brandon Hodakoski
From: East Stroudsburg
Oct 23, 2015
Been climbing the PA side at least 2 times a week. Everything from 5.6's-5.9's.
Usually Tuesday or Wednesday and Saturday mornings. October is a beautiful time to climb here and no one is ever around. Me and my partner went 10 times in the past 2 months and never saw other climbers.

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By Brandon Hodakoski 1
From: East Stroudsburg, PA
Jun 15, 2016
PA side now open! Time to climb!!

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