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Keyhole Cliff area

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Clune Crank 
Cronin Face 
Dr V 
Gill Crack (AKA The Brat Gill Variation) 
Gill Egg (AKA Gill’s Route), The 
Gill Pinch Roof 
Keyhole Crack Left 
Keyhole Crack Right 
Keyhole Offwidth 
Larsen's Problem 
Three Fools 
Winter's Agony 
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Elevation: 1,000'
Location: 41.7364, -74.1909 View Map  Incorrect?
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The Keyhole area is the first band of cliff that you find directly abutting the Undercliff Road as you walk north from the Trapps bridge. There are a number of great warm-ups intermingled with classic not-to-be-missed problems. Named for the 5.7 trad off-width crack climb and its two variations (5.9, 5.9+), all three of which are worthwhile V0s. Highlights in the area include the Gill Egg (V4), Clune Crank (V1), Gill Crack (V2), Dirty White Boys and Puerto Ricans (V7) and the Gill Pinch Roof (V4).

Getting There 

Walk three minutes north on the Undercliff Road from the Trapps Bridge.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.0 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Keyhole Cliff area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Keyhole Cliff area:
Keyhole Offwidth   V0 4     Boulder, 15'   
Keyhole Crack Left   V0 4     Boulder, 12'   
Keyhole Crack Right   V0 4     Boulder, 12'   
Clune Crank   V1 5     Boulder, 10'   
Gill Crack (AKA The Brat Gill Variation)   V2 5+     Boulder, 17'   
Three Fools   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   
Gill Pinch Roof   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   
The Gill Egg (AKA Gill’s Route)   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   
Winter's Agony   V6- 7A     Boulder, 15'   
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Featured Route For Keyhole Cliff area
Rock Climbing Photo: Tyler working his feet into position before shooti...

The Gill Egg (AKA Gill’s Route) V4 6B  NY : The Gunks : ... : Keyhole Cliff area
Are all of John Gill’s routes this good, or did he have the good sense to only attach his name to the classics? I guess it doesn’t matter; as is the case with the other problems that bear his name in this area, this is a must do. Start on the rock below the egg. Work your hands up to the small incut holds on the lip of the egg. Climb to the top. If only it were that easy!...[more]   Browse More Classics in NY

Photos of Keyhole Cliff area Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Sticking the toss on The Gill Egg
Sticking the toss on The Gill Egg
Rock Climbing Photo: Tyler at the crux of Dirty White Boys and Puerto R...
Tyler at the crux of Dirty White Boys and Puerto R...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Far left side of the Keyhole Cliff area: 1. Th...
BETA PHOTO: The Far left side of the Keyhole Cliff area: 1. Th...

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