Cedar River Crag Rock Climbing
A small, accessible cliff with excellent rock. The cliff has high-angle face and corner routes, and the climbing is much more difficult than it appears from the ground. There are presently about 8 routes here from 5.8 to 5.11b, with a concentration in the 5.11 range. Most routes have some bolts; all but 1 route require at least a few pieces of gear.
The right side of the cliff is split by a right-rising ledge that you can walk comfortably on. Most routes begin from this ledge.
From Indian Lake, drive west on NY 30 2.1 miles, then left on Cedar River Road. At roughly 10 miles, there's a large fisherman's parking lot on the left. Park here. Continue down the road about 200 yards, then turn left and walk up in the woods about 1 minute to the cliff.
Weather station 9.5 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Cedar River Crag
Riptide 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c New York
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Layback or jam the crack to a large stance on the left. Step right onto the face and make a committing move up to another horizontal. Gear up - this is difficult, because the crack is well overhead and footholds are poor (as in, nonexistent). The original ascentionist obstinately maintains that climbers must dyno to the next horizontal - however, a tricky step right and up is substantially easier. A few more moves reach a stance below a steep headwall with a noticeable paucity of holds or pro......[more] Browse More Classics in New York