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Spruce Hill Crag

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Day of Madness T,TR 
Day of Madness (variation) T,TR 
Figaro T,TR 
Rasputin T,TR 

Spruce Hill Crag Rock Climbing 

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very popular top roping spot. easy to walk around and get to the top of the cliff.

Getting There 

Go a short distance past the normal entrance to Hurricane Crag to the small rock cairn on the edge of the forest marking the trail in. (trail also goes to hurricane)

Climbing Season

For the C: Keene Region area.

Weather station 5.3 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Spruce Hill Crag
Rock Climbing Photo: Tim Dufrane on "Day of Madness" To the r...

Day of Madness 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  New York : Adirondacks : ... : Spruce Hill Crag
6' left of Rasputin, a small boulder on the ground is the start. There is a finger crack which leads to a layback flake about 12' up. From here, you can awkwardly get to a small ledge on the right. Follow the finger crack up and when run out step left and friction your way to good holds and up to an oak tree and dead pine. If you continue straight up into the second shallow finger crack, it changes it to about a 5.10C. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in New York

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By Kevin Heckeler
From: Upstate New York
Jul 31, 2016
Needs to be noted that this wall is typically very wet. The routes tend to have a lot of dirt and debris. Bring a brush if you're leading anything.

There's a small oak tree (and two dead trees) at the top of Day of Madness and Rasputin, no rappel anchor/rings. The walkoff is behind this tree and climbers left, easy scramble. You can use a larger tree at the top for Figaro, the tree on the right closer to the edge is perhaps too far right to be of use. The large tree at the top is directly above the route and there isn't any rope drag using it, even slinging low.

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