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Multipitch moderate mecca that overlooks Chapel pond and the great range. There are number of classic routes in the 5.8-5.11 range. The most popular three routes are: Hesitation, Partition, and Prelude/overature. The cliff is in the sun from 11:00am on. The rock quality ranges from immpeccable( most of the routes) to down right scary.
Approach as for the creature wall, from the creature wall follow a faint climbers trail for 20 minutes to the base of Hesitation/Weekend Warrior
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Upper Washbowl Cliff:
(Fritz) Wiesner Route 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 300'
Hesitation 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c R Trad, 4 pitches, 300'
Prelude 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Butterflies are Free 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 130'
Partition 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Overture 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
Weekend Warrior 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Flashdance 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b PG13 Trad, 4 pitches, 275'
Till the Fat Lady Sings 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 130'
Northern Revival 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b PG13 Trad, 4 pitches, 360'
Featured Route For Upper Washbowl Cliff
Overture 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a NY : Adirondacks : ... : Upper Washbowl Cliff
General: Lawyer and Haas write that Overture is "a masterpiece of route finding" and no description could be better. Pitch 3 offers a mentally demanding and committing exposed line that will not disappoint. Pitch 1 can be avoided by linking the first pitch of Prelude with Pitches 2 and 3, thus maintaining the 5.8 grade.Pitch 1 (5.10a):An unprotected boulder problem start leads to a short, shallow, and thin left-facing corner with a bolt at the end of the corner. At the top of...[more] Browse More Classics in NY
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