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West-Facing Crag

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West-Facing Crag  

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Location: 44.1013, -74.8655 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jim Lawyer, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Simon Thompson on May 8, 2011
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This is a small cliff area visible a hundred or so feet off the trail to the left just before the trail rises steeply to the summit. The cliff ranges from 40-70 feet high and there are many opportunities for good routes if some time is committed to cleaning. Top-roping is also easily set up using trees at the top.

Getting There 

Follow the trail to Cat mountain until a few minutes below the summit. Hike off the trail to the left(North) to reach the cliff. Hiking off the trail on the opposite(right-hand, South) side takes you to the base of the Summit Cliff area.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.8 miles from here

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Featured Route For West-Facing Crag
Bottom of Catnip(5.7)

Catnip 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  NY : Adirondacks : ... : West-Facing Crag
Climb up the crack in the flared corner to a good rest stance at some blocks below an overlap. Use the off-width crack to climb over the overlap to a ledge atop a large flake. Creep left to a perch at the end of the ledge. Step left and climb up the improbable, mossy, dirty off-width(crux) to a ledge with thick trees below a small unprotected slab. Avoid the slab by pushing through the trees until it is possible to gain the top. Belay from tree(s) on top. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NY

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