Rock & Ice Climbing

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.

Last updated: January 27, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
P.O. Box 2

Bushkill , PA 18324


570 426-2452
Our general information line is monitored during the following hours: Summer: Monday to Sunday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Winter: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm If we are unable to take your call, please leave a detailed message with your contact information and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your interest in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area and the Middle Delaware National Scenic and Recreational River.

Contact Us

Stay Connected