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Old Mine Park Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 35'
Location: 41.28817, -73.22772 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Morgan Patterson, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: mickteroo Otero on Jun 5, 2014
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Description 

This used to be a mining area, hence the park's name, so the cliff is likely a biproduct of that process. At the base of the cliff there is a scooped out area that is about 1ft of water hence is a mosquito breeding pool. There are also lots of big bull frogs that provide cool company.

Rock is quartz intermixed with granite as it's very solid all around, no chossiness. The whole face is ever-so-slightly positive.

The left side of the face is like a big 5.6. The quartz makes it kind of "slick" to climb on so watch out with smears if you're a total newbie to climbing.

Holds on the right of the face are mostly little crimpy ridges, the occasional sloper or sometimes a jug.

Partly sunny. Bring bug spray. Lots and lots of poison ivy clustered as you walk into the cliff area, so be aware of that if you're allergic!

The top of the cliff is angled very sharply so be mindful while setting up a TR anchor. This also causes lots of dirt to wash down and then cake onto the positivity of the cliff, which means it needs to be cleaned seasonally.

Getting There 

Rt 25N until the interection, right onto 111, first right into Old Mine Park, cross the little concrete bridge (not the longer wooden one), start going up the hill and then go left, if you pass the bathrooms you've gone too far. You'll pass the cliff on your right after about 80 yards of steady incline.

Climbing Season

For the Western Coastal Slope area.

Weather station 4.0 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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By Jim Daniels
Mar 31, 2016
After May 2016 you need a sticker to park there now. If you go, bring your brush. Very dirty wall after it rains and mossy cracks.

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