Jewels and Gems is a very small roadside crag. The six recorded routes are 60-70ft. It may be busy on a weekend, but most people don't stay long. It's also in the shade for the most part, making it a pleasant summer day retreat. The best routes here are North Country Club Crack 5.6 and In The Rough 5.7+
Same parking as for the King Wall. About .2mi south of the Chapel Pond Slab parking area where the road bends left. Park on the side of the road. If you're heading south, the approach trail is on the left. Even though the approach is about a minute, it's hard to see the rock from the road.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Jewels and Gems:
Diamond and Coal 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
North Country Club Crack 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
In The Rough 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Family Jewels 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 65'
Pearl necklace 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c R Trad, 1 pitch, 65'
In The Buff 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, TR, 1 pitch
Shaky Spider 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b R Trad, TR
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North Country Club Crack 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b NY : Adirondacks : ... : Jewels and Gems
A hand crack to climb time and time again.NCCC is the first route you encounter when you get up to the cliff. It doesn't get much more obvious that this--jam the low angle hand crack to the top, passing a large, unstable blocky roof to the right. The crux comes at about 2/3 height where a few high feet and some trust in the friction gods gets you to a bucket and great feet. For the anchor: Either sling the tree WITH YOUR OWN cordelette and belay your second up, or lower off. (Note: The tre...[more] Browse More Classics in NY
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