Elevation: 1,714 ft
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Shared By: Brian Adrian on Jul 13, 2019 · Updates
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Description

Located at a sundial locally known as "The Witches' Circle", this patch of boulders features many nice sandstone overhangs and a few good slab problems.

Getting There

Park at the end of Hill Street, in the lot for the NY Health Department. Follow the Homer Folks trailhead up into the woods, initially heading north. Take the first left turn in the trail that you can after about a minute, which will double you back and send you heading south. Walk for about 5 minutes until you've passed the "Atomic Vaults" (enormous cylindrical metal buildings, an old red one on the left and two newer blue ones on the right). Bear generally right and keep an eye out for trees with orange blazes on them. The orange blazes signify the RIP Trail; that's where you want to be. Eventually you'll come across the rock outcropping. The first boulders will be just after the yellow Hartwick "do not trespass" signs, and from the first one the rest are all no more than a 3 minute walk away. Total time to walk from car to boulder is 15–20 minutes.

Alternatively, you can take the RIP trail north up from Strawberry Fields for a longer but gentler approach.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Witches' Circle

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Left of Waterfall
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V1 5 Boulder
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