Elevation: 985 ft
GPS: 40.958, -74.747 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: kenr on May 18, 2018
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Description

Less-tall rock with interesting features. Friendly base area.
Routes about 40 ft tall. Facing mainly SW.

Cool weather days nice in afternoon due to favorable exposure. Much is shaded by mature trees, so not as hot as might expect on hot afternoons.

Top-Roping: Quick simple access to top of cliff to set up anchors for Top-Rope -- up around right side.

Name: Hans Krauss pioneered some famous routes in the Gunks, also in the Dolomites. Sometimes climbed and traveled for climbing with Bonnie Prudden. But instead of adding more climbing achievements, he virtually invented modern sport medicine. Although trained as a surgeon, he promoted using non-surgical techniques for treating injuries and alleviating pain, and advocated including exercise for recovery instead of mainly "bed rest". Wrote best-selling book for relieving pain without drugs, and organized a nationwide program to teach it to people.

warning: Loose rock is still a concern in this sector. Belayer or other members of party should not stand anywhere near underneath the climber or underneath a leader setting up top anchor.

. . . (Lots of vegetation on this rock as of 2018. Be prepared when climbing to navigate around protruding trees and branches, and dealing with holds slippery with grass, lichen, moss, dirt).

Getting There

In the third cluster of crags from Parking (uphill from the Walsh+Kovalcik cluster), just right from sector Prudden.

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From N end of parking (N40.9560 W74.7371) by end of Cranberry Lake, walk N flat about 1050 feet, soon crossing the asphalt North Shore Rd, onto 4-6 ft wide dirt path of Sussex Rail Trail to (N40.9591 W74.7388). Here turn Left (W) onto hiking trail marked with green plastic squares. A little up then down into the first "pre-hollow", for about 1300 feet past some ponds with some ups and downs to reach the start of the steep uphill section. Continue uphill about 580 feet, then another 100-150 ft roughly flat.

Leave marked trail around (N40.9575 W74.7448), bear slight right (WNW) and bushwhack about 500 ft gentle down WNW. Next up the hill roughly NW 120 ft, then gentle 40 ft to reach base of sector Krauss.

Effort: +180 vertical feet uphill over 0.75 mile distance. Typical hiking time 17-33 minutes.

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