Diagonal Ramp Wall Rock Climbing
Great addition to the vast Crane line-up, this wall has been in queue for development for several years. Many cracks and a couple roof systems. All climbs have rappel stations, and walk around right can access the tops of the climbs (beware of exposed, dirty, slopey sections as you climb down to the top of the cliff). Routes average 40-50 feet and are well protected unless otherwise noted. Mostly trad. Bolts are added only where absolutely necessary in traditional ADK mixed form.
5 minutes right of the Long Play Wall, follow the base of the rock walls on a faint climber's path, then head up the wide dirt ramp/gully with the wall on your left. Path is getting more obvious as it gets more traffic.
Climbing Season For the Crane Mountain area.
Weather station 6.5 miles from here
7 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
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Tun Tavern 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 55'
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Kielbasy Posse 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a NY
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P1: Go over the chockstone, bridging the gap of the alcove. Take the vertical crack until it turns right and fades, then climb excellent face moves to a final crack near the top.Climbing directly to this final crack is 5.10b, but good holds slightly right (basically veering into Leapin' Louie for the finish) tame the beast significantly....[more] Browse More Classics in NY
Aug 7, 2012
Note that this wall is not the same as the "Diagonal" area in the Summmit section of Crane Mt. I guess the Summit area gets it's name from the diagonal cracks that run across it -- while this section in the SouthEast area gets its name from the steep slope up from left to right across the base of the wall.
approach -- roughly 500 vertical feet of uphill hiking from the road, over less than a mile of horizontal distance.
latitude/longitude approximate: (N43.54262 W73.95514)
UTM approximate: 18T 584413 4821605
By Jay Harrison
Apr 11, 2013
Thank you, Ken, this is correct. Honestly, the nomenclature for the summit cliffs is awful. The Summit's Diagonal Wall turns out to be little more than a boundary between two other areas, across which at least one route goes - meaning it traverses *3* "walls". It's a symptom of the haphazard development up there over two decades. We hope to remedy that problem before the next edition of the Adirondack Rock Guidebook.
The Diagonal Ramp Wall is an appropriate name for this crag, since it lies along the obvious diagonal walk-up ramp running behind the Isobuttress.