Summit Dome Rock Climbing
Tom L. rapping down on the first inspection of the...
The trail ends on top of this scenic dome. Breezy, open high, the dome towers over an upland marsh, making the view look similar its satellite image.
Expect to share the vista with plenty of hikers during the day, though fortunately, the belays tend to be a bit too close to the edge for the nontechnical crowd.
Since the approach reaches the top of the cliffs, these are perhaps best done as top-managed belays. Those wishing to lead the routes must do a double-rope rappel, finagle a single rope rappel (good luck!), or bushwhack in from the west (another good luck to that method).
The slab has several "overlaps", overhanging exfoliation scars, which often define the difficult parts of routes here. These are interspersed with long sections of runout slab.
Be very cautious about rope management, as there are often loose rocks lying tenuously on the slabs, and the overlaps often have sharp edges that may cut a rope during an otherwise-minor fall.
Hike to the end of the Moxham Mtn. trail, about 2.5 miles.
Climbing Season For the Indian Lake Region area.
Weather station 3.6 miles from here
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Note: the approach is from above. Rappel off the spruce tree closest to the actual summit using a 70m rope, set a gear anchor in the horizontal crack at the top of the steep slab, then rap practically off the rope end to reach a narrow strip of vegetation below the low, easy starting slab.This route can be broken into multiple pitches at several spots.From the base of the route, climb up easy slab to a right-facing, right-rising flake, and follow it to the base of steeper slab. Use anothe...[more] Browse More Classics in NY