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Blairstown Crack T,TR 
Crystal Mine T,TR 
Free Radical T,TR 
Jason's Crack T,TR 
One Bowl Ceiling T,TR 
One Bowl Gully T,TR 
Pessimist, The TR 
Princeton Crack T,TR 
Proboscis T,TR 
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Ricks Rocks  


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Princeton crack , Rick's Rocks

Description 

Rick's is an eastern facing cliff on Catfish Mountain about 10 miles north of the Deleware Water Gap . A single pitch area with similar rock quality as the DWG which means bring a helmet . Lots of loose rocks and vegetation but the established routes themselves are clean . Long slings necessary to set up topropes . Mostly easy to moderate climbs with pretty good protection .There is a fire tower about 1/2 mile south with 360 degree view of NY , NJ , PA .
Usually quiet and not too crowded .

Getting There 

Take county Rd 602 ( Millbrook Rd ) north off of NJ 94 . You will see the cliff on your left , park in pullout . Follow trail from south end of lot . About a 10 minute approach .

Climbing Season



Weather station 8.7 miles from here

9 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',5],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Ricks Rocks:
Princeton Crack   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
Blairstown Crack   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For Ricks Rocks
Kimberly just below the 2 crux moves. She flashed this section!

Free Radical 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13  NJ : Ricks Rocks
This route is just a short variation to 'Blairstown Crack'. Climb the thin face just right of the crack. A serious of small crimpers and dimples with steady feet and you'll bag the cruz ;)...[more]   Browse More Classics in NJ

Photos of Ricks Rocks Slideshow Add Photo
Joey rappelling the main wall
Joey rappelling the main wall
Joey on main wall
Joey on main wall
Colin
Colin
Kimberly finding the crux ;)
Kimberly finding the crux ;)
Lubica working her way into the crack
Lubica working her way into the crack

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By Michael C
From: New Jersey
Apr 14, 2014
Above the face with Jason's Crack, Princeton Crack, and Blairstown Crack there are two new bolts. I did not install them, but came across them on 4/13/2014. A very long static rope is still required to get the master point of an anchor over the ledge (I used a 60ft static rope and still needed to throw in about 10 feet of cordage). This was a good edition, consider the trees up there are in bad shape and most people don't carry 100+ feet of static rope just to top-rope a 50 foot face.