The Flakes area at Garrett Mountain contains several distinct features that make this a unique bouldering area in New Jersey. The area is just below a 50 foot tower at the top of the cliff line overlooking Paterson. Parking can be found either at the top of the cliff in a small parking lot just off of a loop road which runs through Garrett Mountain Reservation. Drive on the loop road and park at the parking lot across the street from the obvious tower. You can also park below the cliff in the parking lot for Lambert's Castle.
From the northbound Garden State Parkway, take exit 153B to Route 3 West. Stay on this road for about two miles or less. Just after going under a bridge exit right down an exit to a right turn on Valley Road. Take Valley for about 1.5 miles to Lambert's Castle. You've gone too far if you cross a highway and enter Paterson.
Weather station 1.2 miles from here
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Yin and Yang V3 6A
: Garrett Mountain
This is a really fine route with some interesting moves and good holds. The problem gets harder higher up and you need to have your wits about you when committing to the finishing moves. Begin in a sit start with your right hand pinching the right arete of Flake 2 and your left on a chalked side pull/pinch grip on the face. Place your feet on some large holds inches off of the ground and pull on. Slap up higher on the arete with the right and make powerful move up and left to an edge on the face...[more] Browse More Classics in NJ