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New Jersey Top-Rope Social and Oktoberfest Celebration Oct. 22

Posted on: September 22nd, 2011 by Northeast Region

Join the American Alpine Club and Riverview Outdoor Adventures & Clinics for a Top-Rope Social and Oktoberfest Celebration at northern New Jersey’s beautiful Allamuchy State Park. AAC member and volunteer Barry Rusnock is graciously hosting this event. We’ll have top-ropes setup on climbs from 5.5 to 5.11 on the Main Wall—all abilities are welcome. Come on out and enjoy the superb stone of Allamuchy and meet other climbers from the region. The climbing begins at noon and will go until dark, weather permitting. Then join us afterwards at Riverview’s beautiful facility in Hackettstown, NJ for an Oktoberfest dinner!

What: Top-Rope Social & Oktoberfest Celebration

Where:Allamuchy State Park and Riverview Outdoor Adventures (click link for directions to Riverview; directions to Allamuchy see below)

When: Saturday, October 22, 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at Allamuchy; 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. at Riverview

Menu: Oktoberfest dinner prepared by Stella G, including Sauerbraten, Wienerschnitzel, Bratwurst, Red cabbage, Spaetzli

Cost: Free for AAC Members! Non-AAC members $20.

Please Bring Your Own Beverage of choice. Please let us know you’re coming so we can make sure there’s enough food! Please RSVP via email to Barry Rusnock.








Directions to the Allamuchy Mountain State Park Climbing Area:

Directions from Main Street Hackettstown:

At the traffic light in front of David’s Country Inn, located at the intersection of Mountain Avenue (CR517), US Highway 46, and Willow Grove Street, take Willow Grove Street and go towards the Hackettstown Regional Hospital. Willow Grove Street will turn into Waterloo Road (CR604) past the hospital. The entrance to Stevens State Park will be on your right and eventually the Waterloo Road will parallel the Musconetcong River. Go under the I-80 overpass, past the entrance to Mount Allamuchy Scout Reservation (on the left), and the entrance to Waterloo Village (on the right). Continue on past the Waterloo village entrance. At approximately 0.8 miles past the I-80 overpass, look for a wooden fence on the right, the dirt pull-off parking area will be on the left.

Directions From I-80 heading west:

I-80 west to exit 25 (206 North). Go to the second traffic light and make a left onto Waterloo Road/CR604. This intersection is under construction and signs are missing, however, there will be a PNC Bank on the corner. Follow CR604 for about 2 miles.  Approximately one half mile past the intersection of Continental Drive and Waterloo Road will be a wooden fence on the left side of the road, and the dirt pull off parking area where we meet will be across the road on your right.  It is the fourth dirt pull-off on your right counting from the from Continental Drive intersection.

Directions From I-80 heading east:

I-80 west to exit 26 (206 North). The directions to the climbing area from this reference point are the same as the directions from I-80 heading west.

Directions From I-78:

Take exit 24 for CR523/Oldwick. At the Oldwick General Store, CR523 ends and CR517 begins.  Follow CR517 (Mountain Ave) into Hackettstown to the traffic light at the intersection of Willow Grove, Highway 46, and Main.  Follow the directions from Main Street above.

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