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DescriptionSmall crags mainly Top-Roping (some Bouldering) up near the top of the cliff just east of the Tower Wall. Their base areas typically have steeper drop-offs below, so they're "perched".
The sectors of the Perched Ramparts are (west to east, L to R) . . .
Getting ThereThese crags are between the upper Tower Wall and the Puzzle Palace Wall.
Because of difficult vegetation as of 2017, the easiest approach is to first go to the base of the Puzzle Palace crag, then walk about left horizontally WSW under steep left-trending gully then under the crag sectors in R to L sequence.
How to get to Puzzle Palace:
From the main Powerlinez trailhead on Torne Brook Rd (GPS latitude longitude approx N41.14227 W74.16227), walk the main gentle dirt road 0.25 mile / 400 meters (past the turnoff for Tower Wall and Basilisk) farther North toward the electric power substation to a junction at (N41.1462 W74.1619). At this junction turn sharp Left and walk SouthWest gentle up another dirt road about 550 ft / 170 meters. Turn Right (NorthWest) and hike steep up another dirt road about 125 ft / 40 meters. Just after this road curves left (west), turn off Right onto a steep loose trail. Scramble up this 130 feet (40 meters) NorthWest then West to the base of Puzzle Palace (N41.14545 W74.16445). If the steep trail is overgrown wiih prickers, could try going a little farther up the dirt road and turning off onto some steep rocke and scramble up those.
. . Effort + Time: About +210 vertical feet of uphill over about 0.5 mile distance (+63m vert over 0.8km). Typical approach times 12-25 minutes.
Or could reach Puzzle Palace by first going to Tower Wall (GPS lat long ~ N41.1450 W74.1652), then walk ENE roughly flat 360 feet (110 meters). Then at (N41.1454 W74.1641) just before the trail curves right down steep, turn off Left onto a steep loose trail. Scramble up this 130 feet (40 meters) NorthWest then West to the base of Puzzle Palace (N41.14545 W74.16445).
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