Elevation: 1,917 ft
GPS: 43.546, -73.947 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jay Harrison on Nov 6, 2017
Admins: Jim Lawyer

Description

This is one of the larger crags on Crane Mountain, with routes over 200' long on it. It is also one of Crane's most far-flung ones, which means a long approach and relatively undisturbed (aka "very dirty") rock.There's a lot of great climbing buried under a cloak of crud.
The approach wanders along the ridge across from Crane's southeastern flank; approach to some of its parts can be difficult, as there are a lot of large talus piles between the stream and the cliffs.
Climbing varies from steep faces with overhanging bulges, long slabs, short vertical crimpfests, and wandering alpine-style moderates.

Getting There

From the Crane Mtn. Trailhead, walk east along the East Path until it turns left and heads steeply up the mountainside. Continue contouring low for another five minutes, until it is obvious the mountain above is turning away from the terrace you are walking along. Turn upslope and climb to a ridge with a steep-sided ravine on the other side. Cross this obstruction to gain the top of Parallel Ridge, a long ridge paralleling the side of Crane Mountain. Stay on the ridge side, as the slopes of Crane are rocky and steep. At the base of the ridge, about 50 minutes' walk, lies the Waterfall Wall. Continue paralleling the mountain, staying on the far side of the creek. Five minutes farther, a large rectangular boulder signals the turnoff to the Laboratory. Another couple minutes, the stream cuts sharply right. Cross it and turn immediately left, weaving up through piles of large boulders, to reach the small cliffs at the base of the Eastern Nose itself. The largest extent of cliff lies a very steep five minute's climb farther up the mountain.

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