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Diagonal Ramp Wall Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Kevin Heckeler on Jun 17, 2012


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Great addition to the vast Crane line-up, this wall has been in queue for development for several years. Many cracks and a couple roof systems. All climbs have rappel stations, and walk around right can access the tops of the climbs (beware of exposed, dirty, slopey sections as you climb down to the top of the cliff). Routes average 40-50 feet and are well protected unless otherwise noted. Mostly trad. Bolts are added only where absolutely necessary in traditional ADK mixed form.

Getting There 

5 minutes right of the Long Play Wall, follow the base of the rock walls on a faint climber's path, then head up the wide dirt ramp/gully with the wall on your left. Path is getting more obvious as it gets more traffic.

Climbing Season

For the Crane Mountain area.

Weather station 6.5 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Diagonal Ramp Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Diagonal Ramp Wall:
Norman's Crack of Joy   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Tun Tavern 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  New York : Adirondacks : ... : Diagonal Ramp Wall
Climb vertical crack using hand and fist jams (crux) to a ramp in a right facing corner. Continue up the crack pulling into and larger right facing corner with more fist jams. (V1) Continue up through three stacked teeth and make an akward move out of the huge corner and into a chimney. Hand jams to the top. V1 - Move right at a crack below the stacked teeth. Follow to a horizontal and climb to a stance on top of a huge fang flake. Follow the handcrack moving up and right to the anchors of ...[more]   Browse More Classics in New York

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By kenr
Aug 7, 2012
Note that this wall is not the same as the "Diagonal" area in the Summmit section of Crane Mt. I guess the Summit area gets it's name from the diagonal cracks that run across it -- while this section in the SouthEast area gets its name from the steep slope up from left to right across the base of the wall.

approach -- roughly 500 vertical feet of uphill hiking from the road, over less than a mile of horizontal distance.

location ...
latitude/longitude approximate: (N43.54262 W73.95514)
UTM approximate: 18T 584413 4821605
By Jay Harrison
Apr 11, 2013
Thank you, Ken, this is correct. Honestly, the nomenclature for the summit cliffs is awful. The Summit's Diagonal Wall turns out to be little more than a boundary between two other areas, across which at least one route goes - meaning it traverses *3* "walls". It's a symptom of the haphazard development up there over two decades. We hope to remedy that problem before the next edition of the Adirondack Rock Guidebook.
The Diagonal Ramp Wall is an appropriate name for this crag, since it lies along the obvious diagonal walk-up ramp running behind the Isobuttress.

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