This was my second lead climb. I took my brother in law on august 3rd. Big mistake poision ivy everywhere. I have it on half my body. Horrible. The climbe was straight forward but I got off route and ended up on Little Shop of Horrors. tried to climb up but was out of my confort range of 5.8. Down climbed and finished up by connecting with Scrabble. Rock Climbing New Jersey by Paul Nick and Neil Sloane.
Route 80 is real loud since this route is real close to the highway. They were repaving that day so it was extra loud. Best decent is go right from the top to the fourth class ramp where either a two rope rappel or two single rope rappels are possible.
Class four Ramp. Two rope rappel or two single rope rappels. Look for the cairn for this descent.
Submitted by: michfam5 on 2008-12-11
Route ID: 87581
By now everyone knows there is poison ivy there. Naturally you will want to wander left toward LSH. Stay right. Pro is OK with solid rock, but used way more larger cams than I had anticipated. A few good sized runouts.
Nasty Poison Ivy. Don't climb tthe gap in the summer. Stupid, Stupid, Stupid. Got off Route ended up on Little Shop of Horrors (5.8). Out of my comfort zone for leading. Down climbed and then went off route again and finmished on Scrabble (5.2).