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Side Walk Cafe Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 25'
Location: 44.53722, -74.50309 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jim Lawyer, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: leithwj Leith on Nov 22, 2013
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This is the section of wall that runs from left to right when viewed from the climbing approach trail. It gets a lot of exposure and so is usually sketchy on early and late season days. There is steep ice on the left hand side, some more mellow routes in the middle of the wall to the right of a steep pillar that forms, and on the far right there is a steep headwall approx. 40 feet up a slab. At the right end of this headwall is a corner. To the right of the corner is more mixed climbing with a nice roof dominating the face. Far to the right of this wall there are more short cliffs (<20 feet) that form ice and which are broken by cracks.

Above this bottom wall are a series of shorter cliffs (~20 feet or so) that are scattered around the hillside. Some form ice, others are mixed lines.

All of the climbing in this area is top-ropeable.

Getting There 

About 5 min past the sign in box the summit trail passes a stone fire pit and crosses a small brook (barely runs in dry season). The trail to the climbing breaks left of the summit trail immediately on the other side of this brook. The trail is generally well traveled, but can be obscured by dense foliage or snow depending on the season. Sidewalk cafe is about 20-30 min down this trail depending on conditions.

Climbing Season

Weather station 16.6 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Side Walk Cafe

Right side slab and headwall WI3-4 M4-5 PG13  New York : Adirondacks : ... : Side Walk Cafe
This "route" is meant to be the right side of sidewalk cafe where there is a slaby section off the ground and a headwall about 30-40 feet up. Some thicker ice forms on the left side, some pretty thin stuff forms in the middle, and then a plume forms in the corner on the right side of the headwall. This corner has been dry tooled and is thought to go at M4-M5 ish with good trad gear in dirty cracks. To the right of this corner is an overhang under which a beautifully fat flow of ice forms. Seren...[more]   Browse More Classics in New York

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