Mount Minsi from the northeast, March 2007
|Elevation||1,461 ft (445 m) |
|Prominence||181 ft (55 m) |
|Parent peak||Warren County, New Jersey high point, Kittatinny Mountain|
|Location||Delaware Water Gap, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, U.S.|
|Parent range||Blue Mountain|
|Topo map||USGS 7½' Stroudsburg|
|Age of rock||Silurian|
|Easiest route||Appalachian Trail (hike)|
The easiest route to the summit of Minsi is by way of the Appalachian Trail, from the Lake Lenape trailhead near the town of Delaware Water Gap. The Mount Minsi fire road shares and parallels parts of the same route on the same northwest slopes. Both travel about 5 miles (8 km) round trip, and gain 1,020 feet (310 m) of elevation.
The band of exposed metaquartzite cliffs on east face of Minsi hold a number of traditional climbing routes. The earliest of these were put up in 1975, and established routes range from 5.0 to 5.12+. Winter can offer some mixed and ice climbing as well.
- "Mount Minsi, Pennsylvania". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2008-09-27.
- "Mount Minsi". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1979-08-02. Retrieved 2008-09-27.
- Thwaites, Tom (2003) . "35. Mount Minsi". 50 Hikes in Eastern Pennsylvania: From the Mason-Dixon Line to the Poconos and North Mountain (Fourth ed.). Woodstock, Vermont: Backcountry Guides. pp. 162–165. ISBN 0-88150-591-9.
- Nick, Paul; Sloane, Neil (2000). Rock Climbing New Jersey: Including New York City Bouldering, the Delaware Water Gap, and Delaware State (Fourth ed.). Globe Pequot. ISBN 1-56044-790-7.
- Rock Climbing Routes: ...Delaware_Water Gap (Mt. Minsi) on Rockclimbing.com.
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