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7. Puzzle Palace

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7. Puzzle Palace Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 549'
Location: 41.14544, -74.16432 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: SMarsh, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: jon crefeld on Oct 9, 2014  with updates from kenr
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Description 

These top-notch short intermediate climbs make for a splendid afternoon's worth of steep and technical climbing. Natural protection options are very limited, but a long static line will allow you to top-rope these brainy and rewarding climbs.

Remember those luggage holds you think only exist in the gym? Well, you can find them here!

Getting There 

Puzzle Palace crag is at (GPS latitude longitude approx N41.1455 W74.1645)

From parking on Torne Valley Rd, go first to the Tower Wall (GPS lat long ~ N41.1450 W74.1652), then walk ENE roughly flat 360 feet (110 meters). Then at (N41.1454 W74.1641) just before the trail curves right down steep, turn off Left onto a steep loose trail. Scramble up this 130 feet (40 meters) NorthWest then West to the base of Puzzle Palace (N41.14545 W74.16445).

Or perhaps easier (if the less-used dirt roads are not too overgrown with vegetation) is to reach Puzzle Palace without first going to Tower Wall:

From the main Powerlinez trailhead on Torne Brook Rd (GPS latitude longitude approx N41.14227 W74.16227), walk the main gentle dirt road 0.25 mile / 400 meters (past the turnoff for Tower Wall and Basilisk) farther North toward the electric power substation to a junction at (N41.1462 W74.1619). At this junction turn sharp Left and walk SouthWest gentle up another dirt road about 550 ft / 170 meters. Turn Right (NorthWest) and hike steep up another dirt road about 125 ft / 40 meters. Just after this road curves left (west), turn off Right onto a steep loose trail. Scramble up this 130 feet (40 meters) NorthWest then West to the base of Puzzle Palace (N41.14545 W74.16445).

Estimating: About +210 vertical feet of uphill over about 0.5 mile distance (+63m vert over 0.8km). Typical approach times 12-25 minutes.

Climbing Season

For the Powerlinez area.

Weather station 2.1 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',0],['5.8',5],['5.9',4],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in 7. Puzzle Palace

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 7. Puzzle Palace:
Diagon Alley   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR   
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By kenr
Dec 12, 2015
Getting There:
Puzzle Palace crag is at (GPS latitude longitude approx N41.1455 W74.1645)

From parking on Torne Valley Rd, go first to the Tower Wall (GPS lat long ~ N41.1450 W74.1652), then walk ENE roughly flat 360 feet (110 meters). Then at (N41.1454 W74.1641) just before the trail curves right down steep, turn off Left onto a steep loose trail. Scramble up this 130 feet (40 meters) NorthWest then West to the base of Puzzle Palace (N41.14545 W74.16445).

Or perhaps easier (if the less-used dirt roads are not too overgrown with vegetation) is to reach Puzzle Palace without first going to Tower Wall:
From the main Powerlinez trailhead on Torne Brook Rd (GPS latitude longitude approx N41.14227 W74.16227), walk the main gentle dirt road 0.25 mile / 400 meters (past the turnoff for Tower Wall and Basilisk) farther North toward the electric power substation to a junction at (N41.1462 W74.1619). At this junction turn sharp Left and walk SouthWest gentle up another dirt road about 550 ft / 170 meters. Turn Right (NorthWest) and hike steep up another dirt road about 125 ft / 40 meters. Just after this road curves left (west), turn off Right onto a steep loose trail. Scramble up this 130 feet (40 meters) NorthWest then West to the base of Puzzle Palace (N41.14545 W74.16445).

Estimating: About +210 vertical feet of uphill over about 0.5 mile distance (+63m vert over 0.8km). Typical approach times 12-25 minutes.

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