Deep Notch has a lot of beginner ice routes. I don't think you can top rope them as I don't know any walk around trails. Most routes are between grade 2 to 3+. Check "An Ice Climber's Guide to the Catskill Mountains" for more details.
One thing new leaders should be aware of is that a lot of the top outs are dirt and rock unless it's a really good year. This means the last two to three moves can be very dicey, scratching on rock.
Take exit 20 of I-87N. Then Route 32N to 32A, make a left on 23A toward Palenville. Make the left onto 42. Drive pass the chain-link fence, about 3/4 miles down the road, there is a parking area.
The routes are above the chain link fence and to the left.
Weather station 2.3 miles from here
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