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9. Basilisk

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Billy Get Your Guns T,TR 
Chopper Noise T,TR 
Chossy? TR 
Crankzilla T,TR 
Dragon's Belly T,TR 
Earth Dragon T,TR 
Fafnir TR 
Flake n' Take TR 
Fuzz, The T,TR 
Gentlemen Return Fire TR 
Hashtag, Swag, Yolo TR 
Paper Mache TR 
PROJECT T,TR 
Shit Load of Chips T,TR 
Testicular Trauma TR 
There is No Spoon TR 
Too Many Video Games TR 
Treehugger TR 

9. Basilisk Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 555'
Location: 41.14576, -74.16786 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: SMarsh, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: kenr on Jul 14, 2014
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BETA PHOTO: Basilisk Wall with route topos. Roughly, the route...

Description 

One of the wider walls at Powerlinez, with lots of face climbing, some short cracks on the right.

Faces SSW, so often warm on winter afternoons, cool on summer mornings.

The flat area not far from the bottom of the cliff can be swampy -- so think about insect protection (or avoidance at times of likely high insect activity).

Top-Roping: see Comments below.

Getting There 

From the main trailhead hike N gentle uphill on the dirt road about 0.2 mile / 1000 feet to a junction with another dirt road. Turn sharp Left and go WSW about 0.1 mile / 500 feet to a fork in the road. The right fork is the Boulder Road. So take that at first steeper WNW, then gentler WSW. At first in the open, later under some trees and past the turn-off for the Good Book access trail, next curves more right NW.

After about 0.25 mile / 1400 feet (around GPS lat long N41.1454 W74.1678), a trail goes down left (west), but instead turn Right and head up steep hill with some rocks, North about 170 feet and find the notably wide wall of Basilisk.

Another way: From the junction (GPS lat long approx N41.1452 W74.1667) of Tower Wall tier trail and the Good Book access trail, walk roughly flat NorthWest about 325 feet on the Tower Wall tier trail and find the notably wide wall of Basilisk.

Yet another way: First go to Tower Wall then walk left roughly flat W + NW for about 0.15 mile (past the crossing of The Good Book access trail).

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.2 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',4],['5.8',2],['5.9',4],['5.10',3],['5.11',2],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',1],['',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 9. Basilisk

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 9. Basilisk:
Dragon's Belly   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
Testicular Trauma   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     TR, 1 pitch, 35'   
Billy Get Your Guns   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Chopper Noise   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Earth Dragon   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 35'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Almost stepped on this guy just off the trail at t...
Almost stepped on this guy just off the trail at t...
Rock Climbing Photo: Basilisk Wall. Far left is There is No Spoon, 11a....
BETA PHOTO: Basilisk Wall. Far left is There is No Spoon, 11a....
Rock Climbing Photo: Far right of the Basilisk wall in morning light. B...
Far right of the Basilisk wall in morning light. B...
Rock Climbing Photo: People belaying on the Basilisk Wall. Great for gr...
People belaying on the Basilisk Wall. Great for gr...
Rock Climbing Photo: A panoramic of the Basilisk wall. Being that a pan...
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By Norm Rasmussen
From: North Jersey
Aug 11, 2014
All,

Please note that to set up TR anchors you can walk to the cliff top via gulleys on the far left and right sides. On the right side, it's more of a 4th class scramble and on the left it is a steep hike up some talus. A long static will be fine for most anchors although a couple would be better with some gear.
By kenr
Dec 12, 2015
Estimating the Approach:
Getting up to Basilisk from parking on Torne Valley Rd is about
+220 vertical feet of uphill over distance about 0.65 mile (+67m vert over 1.05km). Typical approach times 13-30 minutes.

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