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Turtle Rock

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About Turtle Rock:

Not a great climbing spot, but on an island with limited climbing, all rock is noteworthy. This area consists of one large glacial erratic, Turtle Rock, nestled in the Pine Barrens. Unfortunately, high school kids have also discovered this spot and there is a lot of broken glass and graffiti on the boulder. However, if you live close by or want to stop by on your way to Wildwood, there are some problems on this fairly large hunk of granite. Most sides are slabby, however there are some sit starts on vertical and overhanging parts of the boulder. Maybe 10-12 feet tall at its highest. The positives are that it's an easy hike from the road and it has no access issues as this is a 400 acre state preserve. You can see this boulder pretty clearly if you check out the area on Google Earth.
Nearest town or city: Ridge
Directions: Located off of Smith Road in Ridge, just west of the William Floyd Parkway. About 1.2 miles south of the intersection of Smith Road and Middle Country Rd. (Route 25), park in a sandy pullout on the right. Hike back along a well established trail and when the trail splits, go left and soon after you will see Turtle Rock. Honestly, the best way to find it is to look at Google Earth.
Latitude, Longitude: 40.87578, -72.90832
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