Colin on Triumverate
The Garden State offers a wide array of climbing on a variety of different rock types. From Watchung Mountain Basalt near Montclair and Millburn to the granite slabs of Allamuchy, there is nice amount of rock to be climbed.
Much of the climbing New Jersey is in Essex County and Bergen County, the 2 most densely populated counties in the state, as well as being in the same population bracket as NYC, and many areas are closed. Mills County Park is one of the few that remains open. Although much of the roped climbing is forbidden, there is a variety of bouldering in South Mountain and Eagle Rock Reservations.
On the western side of the state, Delaware Water Gap holds many multi-pitch rock routes on the same rock as the Gunks. Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area also offers ice climbing on both the NJ and PA sides.
The Highlands of Northern Jersey include Jenny Jump and Pine Paddies State Park. Wawayanda State Park has some bouldering along the Appalachian Trail near Mountain Creek Ski Resort, with some 8+ feet tall boulders. The Princeton area has a lot of wonderful bouldering opportunities as well.
The guidebook for the area is Rock Climbing: New Jersey by Paul Nick and Neil J.A.Sloane, published by Falcon Press. It has some good topos and photos, especially for Delaware Water Gap.
Weather station 3.3 miles from here
165 Total Routes
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A really fun boulder but a crappy landing zone. Make sure your pads are set and your spotter ready. Do not use the shelf at the bottom of the arete, it is too loose to be trusted as a hold. This one has a flaked rail on the left side and a few challenging slopers with a committing top out. Sit start under the flake and move to the right with a couple slopers and confident feet. Top out over the crack, do not turn right around the arete....[more] Browse More Classics in NJ
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one of jersey's unsung classic trad routes. crux isn't the crack but rather the bear den at the base of crack. climb in season only...