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Kaaterskill Falls Rock Climbing 

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Home of the biggest, scariest waterfall in the Catskill Park. The Kaaterskill Falls area has several options attractive to climbers. The As you ascend into the drainage from the trailhead, you may observe very nice moderate ice wall on the far (left) side of the creek. This would be an attractive and off the beaten path place to take novice climbers. When you gain the Kaaterskill Falls amphitheater proper, you will find two major ice lines, the falls itself and Gotliebs Roof on the right.

Getting There 

Park at the heavily developed and consistently plowed parking lot above the hairpin turn about 1/4 mile past the Kaaterskill Falls Trailhead. Take care walking back down the road, it is possible to walk on inside of the guardrail for most of it.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.0 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Kaaterskill Falls

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Kaaterskill Falls:
Kaaterskill Falls   WI4-5 X     Ice, 2 pitches   
Kaaterskill Falls - Lower   WI3     Trad, TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 55'   
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Featured Route For Kaaterskill Falls
Rock Climbing Photo: Kaaterskill Fall's and Gottlieb's Roof

Gottlieb's Roof WI4+ M4  New York : Catskills (Ice) : ... : Kaaterskill Falls
This is an amazing two pitch climb just to the right of Kaaterskill Falls. For the first pitch climb, the steep pillar just right of the main falls then traverse left to a tree to belay. For the second pitch, traverse left a bit more then climb the other steep pillar up to the roof. Make a couple moves right out of the roof, then climb the wide crack in the corner to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in New York

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