This undulating slab runs over 500' up the side of Crane Mountain. Among several such long slabs, this is the closest to the Belleview Slab, being only 120' left of the top of that crag. The appeal here is for the alpine feel, open views, and ease of access; don't expect a lot of strenuous climbing. Do expect a fair amount of unkempt slab, although increasing traffic is helping reduce the flotsam. Feel free to bring a brush and touch up a spot or two along the way.
Either climb something on the Belleview Slab or walk around it climber's left and scramble up a steep gully. From the top of the Belleview, walk 120' climber's left to the base of this slab.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Bella Vista Slab:
Le Jeur de Bon Heures 5.3 PG13 Trad, 4 pitches, 410 feet
Benediction 5.5 R Trad, 5 pitches, 400 feet
Bella Vista 5.7 PG13 Trad, 5 pitches, 510 feet, Grade II
Featured Route For Bella Vista Slab
Bella Vista 5.7 PG13 NY : Adirondacks : ... : Bella Vista Slab
A long, fun jaunt up the side of Crane Mountain. The top of this route is open and the view is excellent.P1 110' 5.4 PG: Climb the slab up and right, running it out on friction 25' to the first bolt. Continue weaving upward, following clean patches and bolts, to a right-facing corner. Hop left, up on this, and make a semi-hanging belay.P2 90' 5.5 G 5.3 R: Climb a short vertical crack, then the slab above, moving up and slightly left to a flap. Go over this and up the unprotected sl...[more] Browse More Classics in NY