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A wonderful multipitch area with some great crack and face routes. Potential for new climbs is a definite possibility. The crag is an easy approach. It is roughly 20 minutes from the road. The rock is excellent in quality and there are spectacular views from an amazing summit. Hurricane is definately a worthy destination.

Getting There 

Exit 30 off I-87 N to 9N past Elizabethtown to the trailhead. Roughly 20 minutes up a hill to the base passing several satellite crags along the way. The New Adirondack Rock Guidebook is essential for climbing in the Dacks, and supporting your local guidebook author, and local climbing community is essential.

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['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Hurricane Crag:
Old Route   5.3 3+ 10 III VD 3a     Trad, 3 pitches, 330'   
Quadrophenia AKA Bara Bara   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 4 pitches, 350'   
Afraid of the Dark   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Forever Wild   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
My Generation   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 280'   
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A wonderful day on a wonderful climb! Pitch One

Quadrophenia AKA Bara Bara 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b PG13  NY : Adirondacks : ... : Hurricane Crag
Quadraphenia is a classic route with varied climbing.1: Climb up a nice crack corner up to a small right facing dihedral to a nice ledge. (5.7+; Natural Anchor)2: Mantle onto a small ledge with thin (PG/R) pro until you reach the crack, continue up to a large double overhang via crack. (5.6; small, semi-hanging, belay w/natural anchor) 3: Climb past a sick overhang on the right with nice exposure that turns to a really nice corner/dihedral to another sick overhang. (5.7@SEMIC...[more]   Browse More Classics in NY

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By Mark Trotta
From: Latham, NY
Jul 11, 2013

A couple weeks ago I lost a rope here after safety finishing the last rap down the main rappel (after doing quadraphenia - just to the right of the route). Rope was stuck so we had to abandon it. Another climber retrieved it, contacted me and said there were no knots. It was wedged in a deep crack. Therefore, be careful pulling your rope. Try to rap down in a way your rope isn't too close to any cracks.

By Dominic Rickicki
Sep 29, 2013

If you're climbing in the summer or fall here definitely watch out for bees, they're all over. I did the old route today (Sept/29/13) and upon reaching the first belay ledge i saw a bunch flying around the dead tree closest to the cliff edge while belaying my partner, also there was a lot on the second pitch and then during the rappel there was a bunch coming out of a crack half way down the final rappel. Definitely plan to go early in the morning before the bees get too active.