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Highlands Climbing
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Climbing in and around the North Jersey Highlands requires a healthy respect to the environment and environmental protection.  It also requires a willingness to bushwack to climbs.  The highlands rugged crags are at times remote and more often then not on private lands. 

Green Pond West-Slab and Talus
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Fall, 2010

While it would be ideal to add specific maps to specific areas that charactristics of the Highlands makes that an impossible task.  Climbs in the Highlands w/ 1 or 2 exceptions should be considered cragging. Crag climbing is what you make of it.  Often long, stiff approaches for easy to moderate climbs on cliffs less then 50 feet high.  However climbing gems (***) do exisit.  Check for access regulations at all sites in the Highlands.
 
Highland Climb Areas
 
Green Pond/Craigmier  West of Rt. 23. ***
(undeveloped-get hiking permit from Watershed)
two major different areas
 
Terrace Pond
Bouldering Over Glacier Pond.
 
Surprise Lake Hike
long approach,
110% undeveloped
Single climb w/ bouldering
 
Norvin Green ***
Pine Paddies
(site has frequent closures)
 
Windbeam Mountain
(stiff approach)
 
Copperas Mountain Bluffs
(Desolation Row)
 
Farney Highlands
(follow trail from parking area)
 
High Point State Park/Sunrise Mountain
 
Mahlon Dickerson Area

Allamuchy ***
 
Back of Allamuchy
(bring bush wacking skills)
 
Stover*** 
(out of the Highlands)

Stony Ridge***
(out of the Highlands)
 
Water Gap *** 
(out of the Highlands)
 
 
Water Gap ***
 
 
Check out the Sloane and Nick Guide