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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Nick Arete V2 5+ NJ
: Garrett Mountain
Begin as Yin and Yang but this time when you pull onto the route using the same holds, slap around the corner for a good layback hold around the corner to the right. Heel hook far around the corner with the right foot. reach around to the right side of the arete with left hand. Pull up and keep hands just to the right or left side of the arete. Same for feet. Follow to the large ledge and then down climb. Although this climb shares many of the same holds as Yin and Yang, this is a very differen...[more] Browse More Classics in NJ