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Delaware Water Gap (Mt. Minsi)

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About Delaware Water Gap (Mt. Minsi):

Pennsylvania and New Jersey's biggest and best multi pitch traditional climbing area. This page refers to Mt. Minsi on the Pa. side of the Gap. For Mt. Tammany go the New Jersey section. Over one hundred climbs most of them multi-pitch. With spectacular situations and easy access this area is one that will provide a lifetime of adventures. In addition to Mt. Minsi, Mt.Tammany in New Jersey holds another hundred or so routes, many of them considered authentic "test pieces" for their grade, the maximum so far being in the 5.12 range. This area has a strong traditional ethic of being a "ground-up" area, there are no sport routes at the Gap and the use of motorized drills is illegal. A few of the belay ledges and rappel stations are bolted on the more popular routes. Try not to clip into any old pitons on the NJ or PA side.Cleaning routes on rappel of loose rocks, dirt, and grass is encouraged. Helmets are MANDATORY when climbing at the Gap! For more info on Mt.Minsi click Here
Nearest town or city: Delaware Water Gap
Directions: Near Stroudsburg I-80 AREA. From I-80 take the Rt. 611 exit south, follow rt. 611 south through the town of Delaware WATER Gap, and in 2.5 miles your there at the cold air cave, a small pull-off on the right with a low stone wall.
Latitude, Longitude: 40.96340, -75.12230
Access Issues: Area closed due to Peregrine Falcon nests until further notice. We were there on 4/25/11 and the cold cave and trail were plastered with notices. Tammany had no notices to we paid the .75 cents and went climbing.
Camping: Free
When to Climb:
Quantity of Climbs: Year

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Forum Discussions (See all 27 posts )

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
With Replies Active climbers at the gap (Mt. Minsi) abobo123 23 Jun 28 2013, 3:33 PM
No Replies Bathroom Logistics Sanguma 0 Feb 23 2013, 4:08 PM
No Replies bouldering in the gap? sancho.m.panza 0 Oct 26 2012, 9:12 AM
With Replies noob info needed letitworknow 4 Apr 27 2012, 4:21 PM
No Replies Minsi Now Open p_wave 0 Jul 22 2011, 8:01 AM
With Replies Minsi - still closed? v66701 4 Jul 22 2011, 10:48 AM
With Replies Anyone been to Delaware Water Gap / PA lately? adatesman 12 Apr 28 2011, 6:59 PM
With Replies Falcon closure at Delaware Water Gap LIFTED 7/19/10 adatesman 8 Apr 26 2011, 11:07 AM
With Replies Delaware Water Gap question doubledare 2 Apr 22 2009, 12:44 PM
With Replies best long 5.0-5.3 routes at Delaware Water Gap? james_va 19 Apr 25 2009, 6:45 AM
With Replies Who had the chainsaw at DWG? adatesman 1 Aug 14 2008, 7:58 AM
With Replies Anyone up for trail maintenance at Delaware Water Gap? adatesman 68 Sep 04 2008, 8:57 PM
With Replies Rattlesnake sighting at DWG adatesman 1 Jun 16 2008, 6:52 AM
With Replies topping out at the gap? v66701 18 Aug 24 2008, 2:52 PM
With Replies Bolted route on mt minsi forumboarder999 4 Oct 01 2008, 11:11 AM