Type: Ice, 800 ft (242 m), 6 pitches, Grade II
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Adam Catalano on Feb 27, 2007
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Buttermilk Falls is a prominent gully high on the left as you're heading up to Kaaterskill Clove from Palenville. Approach is well worth it for the 6 pitch NEI 3-4 climb. This climb has six fun pitches with about a one minute walk following each step. The steps are anywhere between 40 and 80 feet high. About half are WI3 and half WI4. The final pitch is a pillar that is by far the tallest, toughest and latest to come in.

Standard approach is from the parking lot on the left side of the road as you drive uphill past the Asbestos Wall.


Typical ice pro, use directionals at the top of each pitch and angle off to a tree for anchors.
Rap off trees back to packs.