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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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Wallface:
Out with the boys again 5.7 PG13 Trad, 4 pitches, 350 feet, Grade II
The Diagonal 5.8 Trad, 7 pitches, 860 feet
Lewis Elijah 5.9 PG13 Trad, 8 pitches, 700 feet, Grade III
Pay As You Go 5.10 R Trad, 4 pitches, 500 feet, Grade III
Free Ride 5.11a Trad, 8 pitches, 735 feet, Grade III
Prelude to Gravity 5.11b Trad, 4 pitches, 430 feet
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Free Ride 5.11a NY : Adirondacks : ... : Wallface
Awesome hard route up clean, good rock. Full disclaimer: I only climbed to the top of the 4th pitch; the pitches above were wet and there was a Peregrine Nest on the 5th pitch ledge. If someone who has done the full route wants to take over this page, feel free. I just wanted to add it because itís such an awesome route.Pitch 1. 11a 70ft. -Climb up the right facing corner with 10a-ish stemming until you can clip the bolt. Bust left on crimps (crux) until you can pull around the arete. ...[more] Browse More Classics in NY