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NJ CLIMBING PHOTOS WANTED

Geologic History
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Terminal Moraine: 18,000 years past

December 2003: Cradle Rock Local Climbers Organization Formed, dedicated to soley addressing and evaluating access and stewardship issues of the boulder field. 

Cradle Rock Boulder Field, Princeton Ridge
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Mt. Rose Natural Area, New Jersey

P. 234 -235
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"Stone Crusade", American Alpine Club Book Series,1994

THE BOULDER FIELD MAY NOT BE LOST FOREVER !
 
 
"The privilege of enjoining access bring responsiblity.  While we
tread softly in the wild areas of (our fair State) it is time to speak of wilderness preservation and sensitive use of wildlands" (Freedom of the Hills).
 
 
 
Climbing Access in NJ is a Judgement of Consequence   

Mt. Rose Natural Area (Princeton Boulder Field), 418 above sea level, sitting on 300 hectares astride the Princeton Ridge is listed by the 1991 NJ Governors Council on New Jersey Outdoors as a section of natural lands that provides "environmental and scenic preservation, open space, historical preservation and passive recreation provision".  Found on this section of open space of Mercer County, NJ are places to hike, walk, bird-watch, mountain-bike, boulder and a place to step away from the malestrom around us as a spot of contemplation. 
 
 The Ridges three large basalt boulder fields allows for over 112 individual boulder problems. 
 

Hiking Permits are available via the Watershed Office
Hazards:  Loose Rock, Nesting Raptors, Talus, other