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Keyhole Cliff area

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Clune Crank 
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Gill Crack (AKA The Brat Gill Variation) 
Gill Egg (AKA Gill’s Route), The 
Gill Pinch Roof 
Keyhole Crack Left 
Keyhole Crack Right 
Keyhole Offwidth 
Larsen's Problem 
Three Fools 
Winter's Agony 
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Keyhole Cliff area Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,000'
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BETA PHOTO: The Keyhole Cliff area: 1. Clune Crank (V1), 2. Th...


The Keyhole area is the first band of cliff that you find directly abutting the Undercliff Road as you walk north from the Trapps bridge. There are a number of great warm-ups intermingled with classic not-to-be-missed problems. Named for the 5.7 trad off-width crack climb and its two variations (5.9, 5.9+), all three of which are worthwhile V0s. Highlights in the area include the Gill Egg (V4), Clune Crank (V1), Gill Crack (V2), Dirty White Boys and Puerto Ricans (V7) and the Gill Pinch Roof (V4).

Getting There 

Walk three minutes north on the Undercliff Road from the Trapps Bridge.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.0 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Keyhole Cliff area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Keyhole Cliff area:
Keyhole Crack Left   V0 4     Boulder, 12'   
Keyhole Crack Right   V0 4     Boulder, 12'   
Keyhole Offwidth   V0 4     Boulder, 15'   
Clune Crank   V1 5     Boulder, 10'   
Larsen's Problem   V1 5     Boulder   
Gill Crack (AKA The Brat Gill Variation)   V2 5+     Boulder, 17'   
Three Fools   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   
The Gill Egg (AKA Gill’s Route)   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   
Gill Pinch Roof   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   
Winter's Agony   V6- 7A     Boulder, 15'   
Cronin Face   V9 7C     Boulder   
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Featured Route For Keyhole Cliff area
Rock Climbing Photo: Micah, past the business and headed for the face w...

Gill Pinch Roof V4 6B  New York : The Gunks : ... : Keyhole Cliff area
Just to the right of the face with the Keyhole crack problems there is a small covered alcove with a crack running up and right in the back to where it meets a horizontal crack below a low roof. There are two overlapping problems: the Gill Pinch Roof, and Larsen's Problem.For Gill Pinch, start with your hands in the crack, and reach out to the two black stained pinches at the left lip of the roof (don’t use the left wall of the alcove, it is off). Use the higher pinch to reach the good handhold...[more]   Browse More Classics in New York

Photos of Keyhole Cliff area Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Sticking the toss on The Gill Egg
Sticking the toss on The Gill Egg
Rock Climbing Photo: Tyler at the crux of Dirty White Boys and Puerto R...
Tyler at the crux of Dirty White Boys and Puerto R...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Far left side of the Keyhole Cliff area: 1. Th...
BETA PHOTO: The Far left side of the Keyhole Cliff area: 1. Th...

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