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Some of the most special routes in the Catskills are the ravines of Kaaterskill Clove. These drainages are long and are require a bit of hiking to get up into what are generally small tiers of waterfall ice. The most popular of them is Buttermilk Falls and will generally be very crowded during the weekends. The top pitch of Wildcat Ravine is also very popular and can be accessed by topping out Buttermilk and then rappelling in. Hilyer and Viola are more moderate outings but will provide for a more wilderness experience as you make your way off the beaten path.

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See individual ravines for approach information.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Ravines

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
WI3-4
 27
Buttermilk Falls
Ice 6 pitches
WI3-4
 9
Hillyer Ravine
Trad, Ice 4 pitches
WI4
 3
Wildcat Ravine
Ice 5 pitches
WI3
 4
Viola Ravine
Ice 5 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Buttermilk Falls
 27
WI3-4 Ice 6 pitches
Hillyer Ravine
 9
WI3-4 Trad, Ice 4 pitches
Wildcat Ravine
 3
WI4 Ice 5 pitches
Viola Ravine
 4
WI3 Ice 5 pitches
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