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Green Pond Cliffs Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 994'
Location: 41.04389, -74.45439 View Map  Incorrect?
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Access is somewhat unknown. MORE INFO >>>


Keep a low profile. Lots to explore and there is a ton of both bouldering and climbing to be done.

I have taken down the previous info I posted on this area due to the inaccurate information.

If anyone is interested in checking this area out, please email me at I am interested in exploring it a bit more.

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Rock Climbing Photo: A map of the area located on the beginning of the ...
A map of the area located on the beginning of the top entry trail. Note P is where the access point starts

Rock Climbing Photo: Top entry point. Trailhead marked with white, foll...
Top entry point. Trailhead marked with white, follows the top of the cliffs, has a small parking area.

Top access: Take the exit onto Greenpond road and take the first right. Continue up Bigelow road until you reach a small parking area with a trailhead marked with white paint. Take the trail up, it follows most of the top of the cliffs. There is a topography map and information station about 60 feet up the trail, take note of the topography info, It is important.

Bottom entry (3 options, look at them on a map and decide)
2 require you to walk between houses to get to the cliffs:
1.)Travel through Vassar Road, pick a spot to park and walk between any two houses on the right, then follow the wall going left to find the bigger cliffs.
2.)Travel through Deerhaven Lane and find a spot to park. Go between two houses into the woods (preferably at the end, you can see the cliffs very clearly) continue a little, and you will be at the cliffs.
3.)Park next to the soccer/baseball field on Greenpond Road. Explore the left side of the field, there is a trailhead or two that leads into the woods. This would avoid going onto private property but would be a longer/harder approach through the woods.

Rock Climbing Photo: Option 1 for bottom entry. Head between some house...
Option 1 for bottom entry. Head between some houses and find your way to the cliff, don't get caught!

Rock Climbing Photo: Bottom entry number 2. Find parking, and head betw...
Bottom entry number 2. Find parking, and head between 2 houses to get to the cliff. Don't get caught!

Rock Climbing Photo: Bottom entry number 3. Find the trailhead on the s...
Bottom entry number 3. Find the trailhead on the side of the field and make your way to the cliffs!

Getting There 

Take the Greenpond Road exit off of Route 23/Hamburg Turnpike ^then follow directions stated in access details.

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Weather station 1.3 miles from here

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STRESS TEST 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b New Jersey : Green Pond Cliffs
Apr 26, 2015 - 06:44am PT The RED LINE IS STRESS TEST !The small red arrow shws the corner that is the Low stress way to reach up higher.It was a cracked corner that went twenty of the forty feet to the first ledge.It is the obvious gear a-plenty way to go if you must sow, then go sow it up. yellow, is in part, a yucky thing I down climbed to within thirty feet of the very steep slope;then I went from the bottom and it was a two move 5.5 and 170-90 feet of 3rd class ledge crawl.13 ro...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Jersey

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By KarenNJ
Dec 1, 2015
I live in one of the 2 houses mentioned on the second access point (Deerhaven lane). Just a couple things to make you aware of. The large boulders that make up the bottom half of the cliff can move without warning so you need to test them before putting all your weight on them. Also, we have a very high occurrence of copperheads here. If your planning to hike in this area watch where you step as they blend in and watch where you put your hands when scrambling up the rocks. I have heard stories of people seeing rattlers on the cliff but I have never seen one in the 30+yrs I have been here. Also, the 2 houses mentioned both have dogs that are frequently outside in the yards. If you plan to walk through our property be prepared to run fast as I have a 100lb swiss mountain dog and a 160lb great dane that don't take too kindly to people showing up on our property. If you want to cut through just drive up the driveway and ask. I would prefer you do this vs. trying to cut through behind our home in the woods from Greenpond rd. The dogs will be extra suspicious if you show up in the woods! Access from Vassar will be pretty difficult as everything in front of the cliffs is private and the houses sit directly in front of the cliff which basically would put you in someones back yard to start. Parking in the field and trying to walk through the woods will also be difficult as a lot of trees are down from the hurricane back there and it is very thick.
By Michael Schneider
Feb 15, 2016

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