Jewels and Gems Rock Climbing
Curly on a rope.
Jewels and Gems is a very small roadside crag. The six recorded routes are 60-70ft. It may be busy on a weekend, but most people don't stay long. It's also in the shade for the most part, making it a pleasant summer day retreat. The best routes here are North Country Club Crack 5.6 and In The Rough 5.7+
Same parking as for the King Wall. About .2mi south of the Chapel Pond Slab parking area where the road bends left. Park on the side of the road. If you're heading south, the approach trail is on the left. Even though the approach is about a minute, it's hard to see the rock from the road.
Weather station 9.3 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Jewels and Gems
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Jewels and Gems:
Featured Route For Jewels and Gems
North Country Club Crack 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b NY
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A hand crack to climb time and time again.NCCC is the first route you encounter when you get up to the cliff. It doesn't get much more obvious that this--jam the low angle hand crack to the top, passing a large, unstable blocky roof to the right. The crux comes at about 2/3 height where a few high feet and some trust in the friction gods gets you to a bucket and great feet. For the anchor: Either sling the tree WITH YOUR OWN cordelette and belay your second up, or lower off. (Note: The tre...[more] Browse More Classics in NY
By Byron Igoe
Sep 3, 2013
My friend's guide book had some additional routes here. If I remember correctly, there is a 5.9+ just to the right of Family Jewels, and a 5.11 to the left of North Country Club Crack. I think these were TR-only routes, but nice to do.