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Feb 29, 2012
i'm very well aware of the whole "don't disperse any info about gunks crags that aren't the trapps, the nears, and millbrook" mentality that everyone espouses. however, i'm not looking for any route info, beta, or anything else. i was just wondering if anyone was able to tell me how to get to bonticue crag. IE, driving directions, and hiking directions to the cliff. i've always seen it off in the distance when driving back into town and have always been curious to check out the place. it looks from afar that it's at least as tall as the trapps and must have some absolutely stellar, rarely climbed lines. T.L. Kushner
Joined May 21, 2009
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Feb 29, 2012
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The parking for Bonticou is at the Spring Farm trailhead of the preserve. From New Paltz, take 299 out of town over the bridge and hang the first right. I think it's Mountain Rest Rd? Bear left at the fork. Head up to the top of the ridge, pass the Mountain House, head down the ridge, and the entrance to Spring Farm is on the right, just before the road bends left. Pick up the trail conference maps at Rock and Snow before you go!
MaraC
Joined May 11, 2011
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Feb 29, 2012
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T.L. Kushner wrote:
i'm very well aware of the whole "don't disperse any info about gunks crags that aren't the trapps, the nears, and millbrook" mentality that everyone espouses. however, i'm not looking for any route info, beta, or anything else. i was just wondering if anyone was able to tell me how to get to bonticue crag. IE, driving directions, and hiking directions to the cliff. i've always seen it off in the distance when driving back into town and have always been curious to check out the place. it looks from afar that it's at least as tall as the trapps and must have some absolutely stellar, rarely climbed lines.


It is Bonticou, not ``Bonticue.'' And the most cursory search of Google will produce tons directions, maps, etc. from various outdoor sites. You really need us to do this for you?

For example, here's a description with a link for buying the relevant trail maps: nynjtc.org/hike/bonticou-crag

For driving, you could use the Preserve map mohonkpreserve.org/index.php?d...

Or, just walk into Rock and Snow and ask the same question.

It is not as tall as the Trapps in general.
rgold
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Joined Feb 15, 2008
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Mar 15, 2012
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rgold wrote:

It is Bonticou, not ``Bonticue.'' And the most cursory search of Google will produce tons directions, maps, etc. from various outdoor sites. You really need us to do this for you?"

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Steve Knowlton
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