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1. Enclosure Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 602'
Location: 41.14519, -74.16501 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: kenr on Dec 19, 2015

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Small crag with interesting rock and a great view. Readily visible from the road and approach trail -- the problem is getting through the last fifty feet.

Just East (right) of the top section of the Tower Wall. Directly above Sunny Picnics area and Stockade wall.

The print guidebook gives two roped climbing routes for the Enclosure: Feels Like Climbing to Me (5.5) and Valhalla (5.11). The print guidebook also gives some boulder problems.

warning: The rock on and around this cliff has not been climbed much yet, and much of the rock is still breakable and loose -- so the belayer and other people should stand far away from underneath the climber.

. . . (Lots of vegetation on this rock as of 2015. Be prepared when climbing to navigate around protruding trees and branches, and dealing with holds slippery with grass, lichen, moss, dirt).

Getting There 

From the Powerlinez trailhead, first hike up to the bottom of Tower Wall, then walk horizontally East to just past the right end of Tower Wall at the Sunny Picnics area.
Climb the Access Scramble route.

Or more difficult and interesting, from Sunny Picnics area climb up the Manticore Dihedral route, and continue up the first section of the Manticore Upper Arete route. Before the top section, scramble traverse right (east) to the base of the Enclosure.

Alternate approach: Hike up to the top of the Tower Wall, then walk East about 75 feet and find the arete at the East end of the top section of Tower Wall. Rappel from near (or a little east from) the top of the arete down into to the base of the Enclosure.

Climbing Season

For the Powerlinez area.

Weather station 2.1 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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By kenr
Dec 24, 2016
As of November 2015, most of the base of the Enclosure is covered with a deep layer of impenetrable nasty prickers + thorns. The only route known to be accessible without prickers is Sigrun's Choice.

? Alternate Access ? Perhaps it might be possible scramble up to the base of the Enclosure area from around the far right end of the Sunny Picnics area. But this is blocked by prickers and fallen logs (as of November 2015).

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