Hurricane Crag Rock Climbing
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A wonderful multipitch area with some great crack and face routes. Potential for new climbs is a definite possibility. The crag is an easy approach. It is roughly 20 minutes from the road. The rock is excellent in quality and there are spectacular views from an amazing summit. Hurricane is definately a worthy destination.
Exit 30 off I-87 N to 9N past Elizabethtown to the trailhead. Roughly 20 minutes up a hill to the base passing several satellite crags along the way. The New Adirondack Rock Guidebook is essential for climbing in the Dacks, and supporting your local guidebook author, and local climbing community is essential.
Weather station 5.3 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Hurricane Crag
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hurricane Crag:
Old Route 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad, 3 pitches, 330'
Featured Route For Hurricane Crag
Quadrophenia AKA Bara Bara 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Quadraphenia is a classic route with varied climbing.1: Climb up a nice crack corner up to a small right facing dihedral to a nice ledge. (5.7+; Natural Anchor)2: Mantle onto a small ledge with thin (PG/R) pro until you reach the crack, continue up to a large double overhang via crack. (5.6; small, semi-hanging, belay w/natural anchor) 3: Climb past a sick overhang on the right with nice exposure that turns to a really nice corner/dihedral to another sick overhang. (5.7@SEMIC...[more] Browse More Classics in NY
BETA PHOTO: Hurricane Crag.
By Mark Trotta
From: Latham, NY
Jul 11, 2013
A couple weeks ago I lost a rope here after safety finishing the last rap down the main rappel (after doing quadraphenia - just to the right of the route). Rope was stuck so we had to abandon it. Another climber retrieved it, contacted me and said there were no knots. It was wedged in a deep crack. Therefore, be careful pulling your rope. Try to rap down in a way your rope isn't too close to any cracks.
By Dom R
From: Estes Park, Colorado
Sep 29, 2013
If you're climbing in the summer or fall here definitely watch out for bees, they're all over. I did the old route today (Sept/29/13) and upon reaching the first belay ledge i saw a bunch flying around the dead tree closest to the cliff edge while belaying my partner, also there was a lot on the second pitch and then during the rappel there was a bunch coming out of a crack half way down the final rappel. Definitely plan to go early in the morning before the bees get too active.
Aug 3, 2015
On 8/1/15 evening, I lost a blue mammut rope near the trailhead to Hurrican Crag. I went back to the crag next morning but the rope wasn't there anymore (some climbers before us said they saw the rope), so it seems someone took the rope. Please let me know if you have the rope. Thank you very much!