BETA PHOTO: Potentially a few lines around this crack on the N...
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
16 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Garrett Mountain
Romano's Arete V2- 5+ NJ
: Garrett Mountain
This route begins in a sit down start on the inside arete of Flake 1. The left hand uses holds in common with Muddy Turtles and the right hand begins on a hold around the corner on the overhanging side of Flake 1. Begin for the left on the one inch horizontal hold also used by Muddy Turtles. Right hold is on a small break around the corner. Pull onto the problem. Make a blind slap with the left into the layback used by MT. Move right up to a more secure hold. Hike up the feet, stand up and then ...[more] Browse More Classics in NJ
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By Alexander Wisz
May 2, 2015
I climbed here for the first time last summer. The bouldering is not on individual boulders really but on a ring of short vertical rock (8-20 FT high).
It is a pretty cool feature and I look forward to driving up again when I return this August to NJ. I might take some more photos for this page. If anyone wants to join let me know.