Basilisk Rock Climbing
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DescriptionOne of the wider walls at Powerlinez, with lots of face climbing, some short cracks on the right.
Faces SSW, so often warm on winter afternoons, cool on summer mornings.
The flat area not far from the bottom of the cliff can be swampy -- so think about insect protection (or avoidance at times of likely high insect activity).
Top-Roping: Usually easiest with a long static line from a tree set back from the top of the cliff - (sometimes helps to rappel or down-climb a short ways below the top to set the carabiners lower so to avoid drag / abrasion of belay rope running over the top edge).
Some routes offer the alternative of building an anchor near the by placing multiple pieces of Trad protection gear.
Reach the top of the cliff by scrambling up around the left or right side.
Getting ThereFrom the main trailhead hike N gentle uphill on the dirt road about 0.2 mile / 1000 feet to a junction with another dirt road. Turn sharp Left and go WSW about 0.1 mile / 500 feet to a fork in the road. The right fork is the Boulder Road. So take that at first steeper WNW, then gentler WSW. At first in the open, later under some trees and past the turn-off for the Good Book access trail, next curves more right NW.
After about 0.25 mile / 1400 feet (around GPS lat long N41.1454 W74.1678), a trail goes down left (west), but instead turn Right and head up steep hill with some rocks, North about 170 feet and find the notably wide wall of Basilisk.
Another way: From the junction (GPS lat long approx N41.1452 W74.1667) of Tower Wall tier trail and the Good Book access trail, walk roughly flat NorthWest about 325 feet on the Tower Wall tier trail and find the notably wide wall of Basilisk.
Yet another way: First go to Tower Wall then walk left roughly flat W + NW for about 0.15 mile (past the crossing of The Good Book access trail).
Classic Climbing Routes at Basilisk
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