Upper South Corner Cliffs Rock Climbing
High on the South Corner on a winter adventure cli...
South Corner Cliff
The Upper South Corner Cliffs sit high on the South East flank of Crane, and have become quite developed since 2013. The various outcrops on the cliff now have different designations to help people find and figure out where they are. Where previously only adventurous, "alpine-style" routes wandered, there are now clusters of well-defined, lovingly scrubbed routes. A herd path branches off the East Path near the Height-of-Land Wall to reach the most popular crags up here.
Of particular note, the Jammer Wall has the highest concentration of established and well-cleaned routes, currently 13 and counting. These range from 30' to 70' tall; from 5.2 to 5.11a. It is quick to dry, receives a lot of sunshine well into the afternoon, and boasts some of the finest collection of cracks on the mountain.
Above the Jammer Wall lies another 80' cliff, which is steeper and less developed. Animal Charm, 5.10c, is the route of note on it, though the Gray-Harrison, and one of its variation pitches, also runs up it.
Below the Jammer Wall (actually, below the short cliff just below the Jammer Wall), the Provando Wall holds 3 lines: Provando, Riprovando, and Fireworks. Provando is the only "official" multi-pitch route in this area, since it has the only official pitch that runs through the short wall separating this cliff from the Jammer Wall. Its bottom and middle pitches are often wet; its uppermost pitch lies on the Jammer Wall and sees a lot of traffic, in part because of its moderate grade and good trad gear. Riprovando, at 5.10b, is a difficult single pitch option. Fireworks is hard 5.7, and makes a decent "companion" pitch to Firecracker up on the Jammer Wall.
The Upper South Corner extends from above the Land of the Overhangs to above the Long Play Wall.
Weather station 6.5 miles from here
30 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Upper South Corner Cliffs
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper South Corner Cliffs:
Fireworks 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Jammer 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Reproof 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Animal Farm 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Animal Charm 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Featured Route For Upper South Corner Cliffs
Stand Your Ground 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b NY
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Climb the crack to a stance at 8' (you can begin here), then go up a left-facing flake/corner rising right, which soon swings to vertical. It peters out at 70'; climb the face past two bolts to a final few easy moves to reach an anchor straight up. Note that there is a lower anchor to climber's left; this is for Action Steps.A 60m rope will just suffice to rappel/TR from this anchor....[more] Browse More Classics in NY
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