Ricks Rocks Rock Climbing
Rick's is an eastern facing cliff on Catfish Mountain about 10 miles north of the Deleware Water Gap . A single pitch area with similar rock quality as the DWG which means bring a helmet . Lots of loose rocks and vegetation but the established routes themselves are clean . Long slings necessary to set up topropes . Mostly easy to moderate climbs with pretty good protection .There is a fire tower about 1/2 mile south with 360 degree view of NY , NJ , PA .
Usually quiet and not too crowded .
Take county Rd 602 ( Millbrook Rd ) north off of NJ 94 . You will see the cliff on your left , park in pullout . Follow trail from south end of lot . About a 10 minute approach .
Climbing Season For the All Locations area.
Weather station 8.7 miles from here
10 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Ricks Rocks
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ricks Rocks:
Proboscis 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
PG13 Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Free Radical 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
PG13 Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
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Mr. Mantis the Podiatrist 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b New Jersey
: Ricks Rocks
Great Route for the area! Start at Proboscis, but angle left onto the left side of the prominent arete and nose. Climb the crack 15 up and continue up past a bulge until you reach the base of the nose jetting out of the cliff (crux). Once you reach the ceiling, climb the airy traverse to an opening, then up to the top where three trees can be used as anchors....[more] Browse More Classics in New Jersey
Lubica working her way into the crack
Leading left out of Blairstown Crack
Joey rappelling the main wall
Kimberly finding the crux ;)
Princeton crack , Rick's Rocks
By Michael C
From: New Jersey
Apr 14, 2014
Above the face with Jason's Crack, Princeton Crack, and Blairstown Crack there are two new bolts. I did not install them, but came across them on 4/13/2014. A very long static rope is still required to get the master point of an anchor over the ledge (I used a 60ft static rope and still needed to throw in about 10 feet of cordage). This was a good edition, consider the trees up there are in bad shape and most people don't carry 100+ feet of static rope just to top-rope a 50 foot face.