• The snowy Delaware River

    Delaware Water Gap

    National Recreation Area NJ,PA

Ice & Rock Climb

Climber on ropes descending a rocky cliff
Descending Ricks Rocks.
NPS Photo
 

Traditional climbing is permitted on the Mt. Tammany and Mt. Minsi cliff faces, and at Ricks Rocks along Rt. 602 in New Jersey there are opportunities for top roping.

Many waterfalls in the park, including Buttermilk Falls, and the cascades near Dingmans Ferry and Slateford Farm, are sometimes suitable in winter for ice climbing.

All forms of climbing are inherently dangerous, irrespective of your experience or conditions. Please take every reasonable precaution before setting out, including notifying someone of your intended activities and whereabouts.

Guidebooks for local climbing opportunities may be found at Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area visitor centers, in the bookstores maintained by Eastern National.

Did You Know?

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... chief causes of water fatalities on the Delaware River are: (1) swimming without a lifejacket (PFD); (2) trying to swim across the river; and (3) swimming after drinking alcohol. Wear a pfd on and in the river. Swim at lifeguarded beaches. NEVER TRY TO SWIM ACROSS THE RIVER! More...