The Belleview area encompasses a collection of slabs along the southern flank of Crane Mountain, west of the South Corner Cliffs. This section is rife with low-angle rock, ranging from moss-covered shorties to 560' long, undulating strips.
While nothing here will lure the hardguy/gal, it's an ample playground for beginners and casual outings. Difficulty ranges from 5.3 to 5.10b/c, but most of the routes are less than 5.8.
To date, development has concentrated on two of the rightmost slabs, the Bella Vista slab and the Belleview Slab. At least one climb has been done on both the slab west and east of these.
Take the East (a.k.a. BAW) Path past all the Measles Walls. Look for a herd path diverging left; take it. Five minutes of moderate hiking leads to the Belleview Slab; the Bella Vista Slab lies above and left of this.
Climbing Season For the Crane Mountain area.
Weather station 6.5 miles from here
18 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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Bella Vista to Benediction [Linkup] 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
: ... : Bella Vista Slab
This is the purest (most obvious) line on these slabs and was recently cleaned from the top down. Jay says the climbing on the top pitch of Bella Vista (pitch 5 that heads left) is better quality. I haven't climbed it yet, but I do enjoy the 5.3-ish (PG/R) finish on Benediction.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 ...[more] Browse More Classics in NY
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