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King's Valley Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,876'
Location: 44.17966, -73.83062 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Mark Meinrenken on May 21, 2015
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The third area of Valleyland, consisting of 11 boulders. These boulders form a loop up the hill, starting directly from the trail. The highlight of the area is the Kingdom Set, a cluster of 5 boulders; 4 large boulders surrounding The Tower, a 30+ foot monster with incredible face-climbing and a devious roof to top it off. Bring A LOT of pads for this one!

Getting There 

From the Garden Trailhead, take the JBL trail. At .7 miles, the Chuck Boulder (with an obvious left rising crack) is sitting directly to the right of the trail. Another .1 miles past that, just before the trail takes a hard left over a two-plank wooden bridge, Pretty Face Boulder is obvious in the woods to the right. From this boulder, walk straight up the hill and reach the Kingdom Set in 2 minutes. 3 more boulders follow the straight uphill line from there, ending at 2K Boulder. The Vert Boulder can be reached by walking directly East from the Kingdom Set. From Vert, walking straight downhill will bring you to Vanagon and another good sized but dirty boulder, followed shortly by the trail. Alternatively, to reach Vanagon, you can start at Pretty Face and walk at a 45 degree angle to the right (facing uphill) for 300 feet.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.4 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Rob on the first moves, about to reach the layback...

Risky Biscuits V1 5  New York : Adirondacks : ... : The Tower
Stand start at bottom of huge half-moon flake. Undercling the flake and traverse right to right-rising corner. Layback the corner using parallel crack to the right for feet. Reach left into incut flakes. Reach up to horizontal crack. Past crack to big block, then reach left to top. This route doesn't truly break the roof, rather it skirts just to the right of it. NOTE: DO NOT grab the large block wedged into the top of the right-rising corner! It is a time bomb and will be removed on my next tri...[more]   Browse More Classics in New York

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