BETA PHOTO: The Beaverview lies west of the trailhead parking ...
One of the more-expansive sections of rock on Crane, the Beaverview Wall lies just east of the Pond trail. Facing slightly west of south, the cliff is as much as 200'+ tall, but mostly consists of low-angle faces and steep slabs.
Its left side has the few steeper faces, divided across by large, sloping ledges and vertically by steep, dirty gullies. The wall diminishes to a series of slabs and short faces as it nears the Pond trail to the west, and ends abruptly in a steep drainage to the east.
Above, the terrain is steep & thickly-wooded with frequent dirty slabs; bushwhacking from the top to reach the connector trail is miserable.
Like most of the cliffs on Crane, the Beaverview isn't well-manicured. Exploration has been going on here for close to 50 years, but records are scarce, visits are few. Bring along a wire brush and expect to use it. Be prepared for occasional heart-thumping runouts, and don't be surprised if the suggested grade seems woefully inaccurate.
That said, there are some excellent routes on the crag. For those willing and able to manage the Adirondack Alpine nature of it, a day or two here is well worth the effort; and for those seeking new route potential, this may be the closest, most reliable rock to explore.
The fastest approach uses a private property parking area at the bitter end of Crane Mtn. Road, off Garnet Lake Road on the other side of the mountain from the State trailhead parking lot. This access involves a seasonal-use road that is very rough and may be impassable during wet spells. It is NOT plowed in the winter. If you use this road, hike the trail to the point where it crosses a creek and enters State Land. Follow the trail heading up the mountain to the point where it begins to climb, then cut diagonally off-trail up and right.
To reach this point from the State trailhead, take the trail heading west along the bottom of the mountain 1 mile, head uphill and cut diagonally up right.
Climbing Season For the Crane Mountain area.
Weather station 6.5 miles from here
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Drumthwacket 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b NY
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This obvious crack begged to be cleaned and climbed. With thorough tidying, this would be a classic route.The start is the crux; once above the initial moves, the climbing settles down to pleasant crack action. Step left at the top to belay off a good pine tree.There is potential for a second pitch above....[more] Browse More Classics in NY
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