Colin on Triumverate
The Garden State offers a wide array of climbing on a variety of different rock types. From Watchung Mountain Basalt near Montclair and Millburn to the granite slabs of Allamuchy, there is nice amount of rock to be climbed.
Much of the climbing New Jersey is in Essex County and Bergen County, the 2 most densely populated counties in the state, as well as being in the same population bracket as NYC, and many areas are closed. Mills County Park is one of the few that remains open. Although much of the roped climbing is forbidden, there is a variety of bouldering in South Mountain and Eagle Rock Reservations.
On the western side of the state, Delaware Water Gap holds many multi-pitch rock routes on the same rock as the Gunks. Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area also offers ice climbing on both the NJ and PA sides.
The Highlands of Northern Jersey include Jenny Jump and Pine Paddies State Park. Wawayanda State Park has some bouldering along the Appalachian Trail near Mountain Creek Ski Resort, with some 8+ feet tall boulders. The Princeton area has a lot of wonderful bouldering opportunities as well.
The guidebook for the area is Rock Climbing: New Jersey by Paul Nick and Neil J.A.Sloane, published by Falcon Press. It has some good topos and photos, especially for Delaware Water Gap.
Climbing Season For the All Locations area.
Weather station 3.3 miles from here
287 Total Climbing Routes
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Death Don't Have No Mercy 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a New Jersey
: Delaware Water Gap NRA, NJ ...
: Death Don't Have No Mercy
The first pitch starts at the slab under the multiple roofs 30 meters above. Climb the grassy slab in the wider crack to the right at the corner. I built a belay under the first roof which made communication with the belayer much easier during the crux:Climb through a series of four roofs, straight through the first roof, trending right through a moss filled crack at the second roof, straight through the third, and right at the last roof through the undercling and glorious top out.Really grass...[more] Browse More Classics in New Jersey
Apr 25, 2015
one of jersey's unsung classic trad routes. crux isn't the crack but rather the bear den at the base of crack. climb in season only...