Rods'n'Guns Wall Rock Climbing
As of 2012, this is the reason for climbers to come here. With its >1 hr. approach, don't expect crowds. If you arrive in the autumn, you won't be alone, however: a stone's throw from the cliffs lies private property, all of it hunting clubs, whose members gleefully ply the woods below for game. Bright colors are strongly recommended during hunting season.
Though short, the cliff boasts a lot of excellent climbing, most of it both pumpy and technical. Solid leading at mid- to hard 5.10 level is the sweet spot, although most of these routes can be TR'd with the help of a long static line or extra rope.
Follow the herd path described for West Mtn. Ridge all the way to this southernmost cliff.
Climbing Season For the H: Southern Mountains area.
Weather station 14.1 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
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Featured Route For Rods'n'Guns Wall
Pump Action 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a New York
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Climb right-facing corner on the left of the alcove, and continue up the crack after the corner fades. Difficult moves from the corner's end to the ledge 20' higher. The crux is well-protected by small cams, but you will have to pull several difficult moves before reaching your next good gear; opening the opportunity for an envigorating fall. So far, everyone who has enjoyed this extra benefit (and there've been a few) has been unharmed....[more] Browse More Classics in New York