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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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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Garrett Mountain:
Romano Alternate V4- Boulder, 19 feet
The Inchworm Traverse V4 Boulder, 18 feet
Grabbin a Dragon's Tail V4-5 Boulder, 12 feet
Muddy Turtles V5-6 PG13 Boulder, 25 feet
Unfinished problem V8 Boulder, 25 feet
Featured Route For Garrett Mountain
This problem was first eyed by Rich Romano on a visit in 2009. This problem begins on the Inchworm boulder below the Inchworm Traverse. Where the Rock Buttress comes out from the ground there is a section of rock. Begin this problem with your hands on the large flat holds and your feet on two smudges. Reach with the left hand out and up onto the roof of the Inchworm Boulder. There is a flake here to use as a layback with the left. Lean out using the left and reach with the right to a sloping edg...[more] Browse More Classics in NJ