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Most prominent gully high on the left as you're heading up to Kaaterskill Clove from Palenville. About a half hour approach from the Aspestos Wall parking lot. Approach is well worth it for the 6 pitch NEI 3-4 climb.
Park at the Aspestos Wall and drop down steep scree into the drainage. Continue down river, crossing frozen creek near the base of the Buttermilk drainage. Hike uphill for 20 minutes or so (either side - facing uphill the right is easier) until you reach the first 40-50 foot fall.
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