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The western end of the South Corner Cliff is capped by a trio of buttresses, below which is a long, steep slab. These features take some effort to reach, and are definitely not scrubbed and polished, but there are several excellent routes in there; definitely worth a visit.
This area is high enough, & just far enough off the East Path to provide an alpine feel.
Take the East Path past the Measles Walls to the Height-of-Land Wall, a short cliff whose rightmost corner almost touches the trail. Walk left along the base of the cliff, then scramble upward a hundred yards or so, passing the Blueberry Ledge to its right, to reach the base of the Constitution Wall. One can also reach this point by climbing 3 pitches of Stairway to Heaven and walking left a hundred feet.
To reach the three buttresses, one must either bushwhack off the East Path shortly after passing the second giant boulder, then scout for gullies leading above the Eyebrow Overhang. Or, get to the top of the Blueberry Ledge and climb the short bit of slab, traversing left to reach the base of those buttresses.
Climbing Season For the Crane Mountain area.
Weather station 6.5 miles from here
12 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Sky High
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Saratoga 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c NY
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A pumpy and committing crux, interesting climbing for the entire way.Once you've reached the large ledge 15' up, move up a sloping rounded ramp to a stance under the midpoint of a horizontal crack out of reach above. Make a bold move to snag the crack, sweat out the pump while you place gear, then move up and right, touching the right-rising, flared crack of Solar Grace, before moving up and left along a column of knobs to a left-facing flake. Up this to a stance, then up and left on a kn...[more] Browse More Classics in NY