Ragged Mountain Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Ragged Mountain.
This cliff is part of the Boreas Tract, a parcel of land purchased by NYS in 2016. It contains a great collection of high-quality routes from 5.8 to 5.12d. One section of cliff has 4 five-star routes packed right next to one another, and the anchors of each are accessible by leading a stellar 5.8 route.
As of 2016, the land classification hasn't been established. It seems likely this parcel will eventually be included in the High Peaks Wilderness area.
From Exit 29, drive west on the Blue Ridge Road. Turn right onto Gull Brook Rd and park before the gate.
Walk 15 minutes up the road to an ATV trail on the right. This is 100' past the second gravel pit on the left. Follow the ATV trail to where it turns sharply left. Go straight and follow a path to the cliff. It takes about 25 minutes overall.
Update: As of Aug 31, 2016, the DEC has opened Gull Brook Rd for the first 3.2 miles
. If the gate is open, drive up the road and park at the ATV trail, then walk 8 minutes to the cliff.
Climbing Season For the E: High Peaks Region area.
Weather station 20.8 miles from here
1 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Ragged Mountain
Runnin' Ragged 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c New York
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One of the best 5.11 pitches around. It ascends a face, seam, and crack just left of an exposed arete, making for exposed climbing. Much harder for short people.The route dries quickly except for 1 tiny smear of moisture at the base of the seam, which is, unfortunately, a key foothold. Not to worry, as the 5.8 to the left can always be climbed (even when wet); from that anchor, scramble right to this fixed anchor.Go up the short crack and mantel onto a ledge. Climb the face past 2 bolt...[more] Browse More Classics in New York
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