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Southwest Slopes Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Jay Harrison on Dec 10, 2009
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Description 

The entire side of Crane Mountain from the trailhead westward. Some of these routes lie directly above the main hiking trail, so access is easy for them, but please avoid dumping debris (or yourself!) on passersby.
Many of the routes here receive a lot of afternoon sun, so they must be climbed in the morning hours. Most of the routes here are more alpine outings than "pure" ice climbing ventures. A few extremely challenging lines await an ascent.
To date, I've never seen any other parties on any of these routes at any time when I was on them. Only once have I met another party, other than my own, ice climbing.

Getting There 

Generally, one must park on Sky High Road during the winter. Don't block driveways.
Access to the individual routes varies from here.

Climbing Season

For the * Adirondack Ice & Mixed area.

Weather station 6.6 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking straight up Dark Speed.

Dark Speed WI2-3  New York : Adirondacks : ... : Southwest Slopes
Following the rock route of the same name , this route combines a very narrow strip of low-angle ice on the first pitch with a fat band of ice in an exposed setting on the second.The crux is passing the lower bulge of the steep flow on the second pitch, though the emaciated strip of ice leading to it allows little protection....[more]   Browse More Classics in New York

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