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The Catskills are home to a surprising amount of high-quality ice; however, you have to go get it. At only a few places does it condescend to be close to the road; normally, getting to the ice involves a hefty hike or bushwack. In a normal season, you can start to see ice in mid-December; it will usually last until mid-March.
There are lots of different "areas"; please see each area separately for exact locations. In general, you take I-87 to either Exit 19 or 20, depending on which areas you want.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Catskills (Ice):
Moore's Bridge - Gully (WI2-3) WI2-3 Trad, TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 90 feet Kaaterskill Clove : Moore's Bridge
Moore's Bridge - Center (WI3-4) WI3-4 Trad, TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 60 feet Kaaterskill Clove : Moore's Bridge
Them That Die Are The Lucky Ones WI3+ Trad, TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 100 feet Stony Clove : Stony Clove - West Side
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Buttermilk Falls WI3-4 NY : Catskills (Ice) : ... : Buttermilk Falls
This climb has six fun pitches with about a one minute walk following each step. The steps are anywhere between 40 and 80 feet high. About half are WI3 and half WI4. The final pitch is a pillar that is by far the tallest, toughest and latest to come in....[more] Browse More Classics in NY