Jay Harrison and John Juhl top-roping Cornerstone....
To the right of the final ladder (a physical, wooden ladder) lie a few slabs with a few climbs, mostly good as top rope.
From the ladder: bushwhack about 200' to some short vertical handcracks. Another 50' or so there are two buttresses. The climb between the two is 4th class, and can be used as a descent (although heading over towards the summit and descending the ladder is probably best.
From the summit: head towards the ladder, but right before the trail starts heading downhill look for a herd path to the left. The path goes in, jots rights, and then heads along the edge of the cliff. When you get to the cliffs, the first one (the highest) is Left Buttress, and the lower one is Right Buttress.
Climbing Season For the Crane Mountain area.
Weather station 6.5 miles from here
6 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
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Rock of Ages 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b NY
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The outside of the largest prow has a "pillar" crack. Begin by standing on the boulder at the base of the prow (this is ~60' above the bottom). Gain the pillar and climb up the outside of the nose.The pillar is a 7' tall block of rock less than 3' wide, sitting on a ledge. While it has been yanked on often, it is a bit unnerving!...[more] Browse More Classics in NY
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