Elevation: 3,600 ft
GPS: 44.137, -74.035 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: proto G on May 28, 2009
Admins: Jim Lawyer

Description

Wallface is the largest and tallest cliff of NY state: almost 800' of very steep rock. With its quite long access from the end of the road and rather undefined access to the base of the cliff, Wallface definitely has an alpine dimension. Don't be scared though, climbing this huge cliff is really very interesting and enjoyable!

Getting There

Park at the abandoned village of Upper Works, near Henderson lake. Follow the path (often very muddy ...) towards Indian Pass. You can go up to Summit Rock to have a look at the cliff and chose a line of access in the bush from there. Another option is to leave the path just before it crosses the stream for the last time and follow some cairns to the base of the cliff. This latter option is much faster and very convenient but won't give you the opportunity to have a general look at the cliff .

Budget about 3h from the car to the base of the cliff if you go for the quick option. Add at least 30 minutes if you stop by summit rock.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Wallface

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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
 4
Case Route
Trad 6 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 6
Out with the boys again
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 126
The Diagonal
Trad 7 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a C2
 3
No Man's a Pilot
Trad, Aid 5 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 10
Free Ride
Trad 8 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Mission to Mars
Sport 2 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a C1
 5
Mental Blocks
Trad, Aid 6 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Case Route
 4
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13 Trad 6 pitches
Out with the boys again
 6
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad 4 pitches
The Diagonal
 126
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 7 pitches
No Man's a Pilot
 3
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a C2 Trad, Aid 5 pitches
Free Ride
 10
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 8 pitches
Mission to Mars
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport 2 pitches
Mental Blocks
 5
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a C1 Trad, Aid 6 pitches
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