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jcoop


Dec 17, 2008, 9:24 AM
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climbing NJ?  (North_America: United_States: New_Jersey)
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So, where is it actually legal to climb in NJ? Most the places listed here say that access is closed.


coolcat83


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state parks, there's a waiver you sign. allamuchy is popular, i've heard there's good climbing in wayawanda but i've never been. there are some bouldering areas like the sourlands but there are some access issues. mills reservation in montclair is small and nice if you are nearby, i'm not sure wabout access issues there, you just ahve to keep quiet because it's literally in people's backyards (they don't seem to mind jsut no shouting from the cliff, no profanity). the delaware water gap has nice climbing too if you are feeling adventurous.


Jnclk


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you should check out the Delaware Water Gap


lagwagonpcp


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go to pa, where in jersey are you?


jcoop


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red bank area, in monmouth county. I hear haycock can be nice?


kyleshea


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you heard correctly


smallclimber


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If you are anywhere in the Newark area its only 1 hr 40 mins to the Gunks, even shorter from Northern NJ, certainly worth the drive for the weekend.


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red bank is southwest of newark about 45-50 minutes i'd say. if you planned a weekend at the gunks, or got out really early for a day trip even it wouldn't be terrible once in a while.


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I'm new here so not sure if anyone is actually reading this thread anymore. I've spent a good deal of time climbing in NJ in the 90's. Especially Northern NJ. There are some great climbs, you just need to dig for them...

A favorite is in Kinnelon. If driving North East on Kinnelon Rd once you enter Kinnelon from Booton Twsp there are some great crags on the left in the woods about 200 yards in. Before the big turn in the road about 2 miles before the first Smoke Rise entrance. Park on the side of the road and just hike around, you'll find them and one has a bolted 5.8 on it which is great fun. To the right of that 5.8 are some more difficult climbs, there was a solid 5.10 last I was there.

This place is unnamed and not accessed much so moss grows on the climbs every year. Bring a good brush and set a top rope which is real easy to do there. Highest climb is around 65 feet.

In winter the right side of the crag froze up nice for some easy ice routes.

Also, not sure if climbing is legal there, but folks have been going for years.


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