What we're about

This is a meetup for non-beginner outdoor rock and ice climbers in and near New York City to arrange outdoor climbs, mostly in the Gunks and Catskills. Average climbers are warmly welcome, but you need to have your own gear and know how to use it. At the very least you should have a rope plus material and skills to make and break an anchor.

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Lesser Known Dacks: Crane Mountain Climbing

Crane Mountain Trailhead

Crane Mountain is a climbing area in the Adirondacks west of Lake George that includes over a hundred routes mostly ranging from about 5.5 to 5.10, including single and multi-pitch routes. There are some sport and top rope routes here, but the good stuff is multi-pitch trad, so if you can't lead trad please make sure you have a partner who's interested in either top roping or sport or having you as a follower. Here's the Mountain Project page: https://www.mountainproject.com/area/106172924/crane-mountain It's about a four and a half hour drive from New York. My current thinking is to drive up Friday (October 18th) after work. There is a designated camping area about 100 meters from the trailhead, so although it's backcountry (i.e., no facilities), it's still car camping in that you can lug your lawn chair and cooler down the path. There are good quality multi-pitch climbs within about 30 minutes of the trailhead, though some approaches (e.g., the summit area climbs) are much longer. Full disclosure: I've never been. I'll check the weather about a week before the cllmb, and if there's too much rain forecast, or if no one signs up, I'll cancel.

Past events (4)

Sport Climbing in Thacher State Park

John Boyd Thacher State Park

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