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The Black Chasm requires an approximate 30 minute approach which mostly follows a well traveled hiking trail until one has to drop down and left into the ravine. Depending on conditions, you may be rewarded with some of the hardest pure ice leads in the Catskills and, for those so inclined, there are mixed climbing opportunities as well.

Getting There

Park considerately at either the roadside pullout or in the hikers parking lot. Cross the wooden bridge and follow the main trail for approximately 25 minutes. You are looking for a flat section of trail just before the lean-to that has a steep drop off on the left (this is past where the second trail joins from the right). Once you locate where to leave the trail, head sharply down for about 5-10 minutes until you find the ice on the right side of the chasm.

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The turn off to descend to the Chasm is not AFTER the leanto, but a couple 100 yds before it. Just after the second trail comes in on the right, as I recall. I've never been there when it wasn't well tracked and therefore hard to miss. (Administrator: Thanks Mike - fixed in route description) Mar 10, 2015

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