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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.
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This is a nice high ball problem that isn't filled with technical difficulty, but it requires some commitment to finish. A good way to work on your arete climbing skills. On the left side of Flake 2 begin by placing your left foot onto a ledge and left hand on a low hold. Both holds are facing Right Side Arete. Step up and reach for a good hold around the corner to the right with your right hand. This is a very positive hold. Step up and reach left for an unseen hold. Move up with the right foot...[more] Browse More Classics in NJ