Access to the Main Face is often limited in the spring and summer due to peregrine falcon nesting. Check the DEC web site (www.dec.ny.gov, search for "peregrine route closures"). Closures are posted in the kiosk at the beginning of the approach trail in the (now closed) Poke-O Campground.
Several recent incidents at the Poke-O Moonshine Main Face have heightened tensions with neighboring landowners.
Shortcut Trail (aka the Smitty Trail): The main approach goes from the (now closed) campground to the cliff near Discord. There is a shortcut trail on the right that provides access to the cliff near Pentecostal. This shortcut trail crosses the edges of two parcels of private land, and was closed in the spring of 2014. As of Aug 30, 2014, this trail is open on a tentative basis. Stay on the trail; there are some cairns and Access Fund signage to help.
Northern Trail Closure (aka the Easy Living Trail): There is an old trail that connects US 9 with the cliff near Psalm 32. This trail is entirely on private land and should NOT be used by climbers; indeed, it has been closed and undocumented for many years. Both ends of this trail are now marked with signs courtesy of the Access Fund.
In short, while visiting the Main Face, approach from the campground, and stay on the main trail along the base of the cliff.
This information is a public crowdsourcing effort between the Access Fund,
and Mountain Project. You should confirm closures, restrictions, and/or related dates.
This description is only for the FIRST pitch. There is a second pitch, which, judging by its current state of filth, doesn't get done too often.
The first pitch is excellent and tricky, with great protection where needed. It, along with Foreplay, is also a nice way to access the pillar pitch of It Don't Come Easy.
Clip a bolt low to the ground, then move through a difficult boulder problem to easier ground. Meander up, straying left a bit at times, through easier terrain to a right facing corner at the top of the dike rock. Make the crux stand-up move, then follow the superb face and crack to the top and a 2 bolt anchor. 5.11
About 15 feet to the right of the right facing corner 10 feet off the ground (Foreplay), at a lone bolt. There is usually fierce groundcover at the start.
Bolts and most of a full rack including a #3 Camalot size piece that is nice for the very top.