Wallface is the largest and tallest cliff of NY state: almost 800' of very steep rock. With its quite long access from the end of the road and rather undefined access to the base of the cliff, Wallface definitely has an alpine dimension. Don't be scared though, climbing this huge cliff is really very interesting and enjoyable!
Park at the abandoned village of Upper Works, near Henderson lake. Follow the path (often very muddy ...) towards Indian Pass. You can go up to Summit Rock to have a look at the cliff and chose a line of access in the bush from there. Another option is to leave the path just before it crosses the stream for the last time and follow some cairns to the base of the cliff. This latter option is much faster and very convenient but won't give you the opportunity to have a general look at the cliff .
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Out with the boys again 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b PG13 Trad, 4 pitches, 350'
The Diagonal 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 7 pitches, 860'
Lewis Elijah 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a PG13 Trad, 8 pitches, 700'
No Man's a Pilot 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a C2 Trad, Aid, 5 pitches, 500'
Pay As You Go 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b R Trad, 4 pitches, 500'
Free Ride 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 8 pitches, 735'
Prelude to Gravity 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, 4 pitches, 430'
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The Diagonal 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c NY : Adirondacks : ... : Wallface
P1 5.5 G - Climb the left facing corner (right side) of depression for 60 feet, then move across face to left leaning small ledge system (crux). Follow this up for a few moves, then traverse right across slabby terrain up to the fixed anchors, or instead of traversing right continue up the left leaning ledge and traverse above this area to a belay to the right of a roof on a slab (below some trees). 180 feetP2 5.5 G (with variants up to 5.8 near top of pitch) - Continue up and right for 50 fee...[more] Browse More Classics in NY
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