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Arborator 
Gargantua the Brood Mother Spider T,TR 
Lost Along the Way TR 
Moments in Stillness TR 
Nothing Special TR 
Overflowing Fern Valley TR 
Spiders Sunbathe in Serenity T,TR 
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Blue Trail Section Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 55'
Location: 41.37649, -73.16682 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Rock predominantly Schist with layers of amphibolite and gniess and part of the Collinsville Formation. The rock is gray and silvery with medium to coarse grains and dark, fine to medium grained amphiholite and hornblende gniess.


Blue Trail section is just that: up the blue trail. There is a cliff, about 40 ft. across and 50 ft tall. Blue trail cliff is mostly sunny as it goes above the tree line a little bit.

It has really interesting grooves inlaid into it which makes for tiny sharp crimps galore. It's also positive to an almost imperceptible degree so it's not hard climbing if you just stay balanced forward.

There is a swampy pool twenty some feet from the base of the cliff so watch out for skeeters!

To the climber's left of the cliff there are a few boulders with very difficult routes on them.

Getting There 

Rt 25N, right onto Rt 111, follow all the way past Masuk Highschool, then next right onto East Village rd. then 3rd left onto Webb Circle, continue straight onto Old Fish House Rd.

For blue trail section, park in the little lot, then continue down the road and take a left onto the Blue trail up a sharp incline. Walk until you hit the cliff.
For FIsh House Rd section park at a nearby unused camp ground.

Climbing Season

For the Western Coastal Slope area.

Weather station 0.5 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',0],['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',1],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Blue Trail Section

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Blue Trail Section:
Spiders Sunbathe in Serenity   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 55'   
Gargantua the Brood Mother Spider   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 55'   
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