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Climb It TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
GK's First BJ S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Love It T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
N.P.R. T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Plumber's Crack S,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Relayer T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
SLU'zers T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
Sport Climbing is Neither T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Up Your Bum T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Where Frenchman Dare T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Elevation: 1,188 ft
GPS: 44.487, -74.852 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Simon Thompson on May 2, 2011
Admins: Jim Lawyer
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Description

A few fun climbs that are very easily accessed. Great for toproping.

Getting There

Located just South of South Colton, NY. Take Route 56 to East Hill Road and then turn right on Scovill Road. After about 3 miles, the road takes a sharp right turn toward a cell phone tower. It is possible to park on Scovil road or follow a rough dirt road to a grassy clearing to park closer. Follow an ATV trail downhill for a few minutes, taking a left onto a climbers path just after a small stream crossing. The cliffs will become visible as you reach the top of the hill.

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Nolan Huther
Clarkson University
Nolan Huther   Clarkson University
New trailwork slightly altered the approach. To access the cliff, continue past the small stream uphill and turn left, following blue DEC trail markers. The trail forks near a sandpit- left hooks back quickly to the cliff base (making for the difference of one minute to reach the cliff), straight goes around to the top of the cliff.

From the base, walking right along the cliff and around the top is much less steep and is being encouraged with an official trail to prevent erosion on the left side.

There is a second, smaller cliffband about 200' back from the top of the cliff. Looked like very little potential for roped climbing, no natural cracks, though might have bouldering potential. Rock doesn't look unlike Glenmeal nearby Oct 23, 2017

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