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Oliver Leavitt

New York
Access Issue: This is a historical site, not sure who it is owned by, so the cliff may have private property access issues. Details

Description

This cliff is a little known gem near the small town of Oxbow, NY. Most of the easily accessible climbs are to the left (facing the cliff) of the Historical site of the preacher Oliver Leavitt. The rock is very solid gneiss with interesting features and some walls around the 70-80 foot height. Very clean rock for the most part, only small sections of lichen, dirt and plants. There are a few different crack systems and some pretty featureless face climbing, and a solid diversity of other climbing as well. Towards the access trail to the top all the way to the left are some shorter and steeper climbs or even potential bouldering routes. Much more exploration is needed for these cliffs, as well as more discussion around the accessibility of the cliff. If there is any more knowledge about the area feel free to message me about it! Access to the top is very easy, but once at the top it is a bit rough as there is thick forest with many thorned trees (thorns on the trunk of tree), so be careful. There has been a small trail lightly blazed, but still rough going. Once through the thicker forest, the cliff access opens up to open cliff top with a few scattered trees and rocks for anchors on toprope. So far this area has only been toproped. If you do come, please do not bolt as we do not yet know the accessibility issues.

Getting There

If you drive from Oxbow, it is about a half a mile down the road on the right side, located directly to the left of the historic pulpit rock site. The approach to the cliff is very short and only a few steps into the woods left of historic site. Once in the woods, it is free climbing! Feel free to find new lines and explore the area. There are also cliffs to the right of the historical site but access is more difficult.

Routes from Left to Right

5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Raspberry Fields Forever
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Raspberry Fields Forever
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR

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