|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 tree at the top of the route is slung with webbing and rap rings; however, that does NOT mean one should occupy this for the purpose of toproping, nor should you trust its integrity.)
RIght in front of you as you get to the cliff...you won't miss it.
A standard rack with some hand size pieces. Cordelette and some lockers for the anchor.
rapping off after leading this classic route
The right-leaning splitter
N.C.C.C. is a joy and a half.
|Comments on North Country Club Crack
|By Eli Kramer|
From: Saratoga Springs, NY
Aug 29, 2009
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b
Really great climb. Right leaning crack with options. Takes good pro. Worth stopping at Jewels and Gems just for this climb. Guidebook lists the climb at 70 ft.
|By Kevin Heckeler|
From: Upstate New York
Jun 7, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b
Sustained 5.6 moves. Not a gimme.
|By Matt Baer|
May 17, 2012
Awesome warm up route, kind of polished in places and gets soaked after the rain. Great climbing however.