5. The Beard Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: The Beard - E face of R boulder overview of routes...
An interesting double boulder.
The print guidebook 2011 edition by Jon Crefeld lists six to eight boulder problems in the area (some of which could presumably be top-roped) ...
... nearby ... Top-Rope
: Can reach the nice platform at the top of the Left boulder by scrambing up around its left side (less steep and with deeper footholds than right side). Can reach the top of the Right boulder by scrambling down from that platform.
Note that at least three routes on the Left boulder require Trad protection gear (cams + stoppers) to set up top anchor.
It's way out in the low east, beyond the Puzzle Palace
and Giving Tree sectors. About 150 ft / 35 meters Right (SE) from the Giving Tree sector
and 180 feet / 55 meters Left (NW) from the Jersey Volunteers sector
. So it's easy to reach.
From the main Powerlinez trailhead on Torne Brook Rd (GPS latitude longitude approx N41.14227 W74.16227), walk the main gentle dirt road 0.25 mile / 400 meters (past the turnoff for Tower Wall and Basilisk) farther North toward the electric power substation to a junction at (N41.1462 W74.1619). At this junction turn sharp Left and walk SouthWest gentle up another dirt road about 160 ft / 50 meters. Here turn Right off the road and bushwhack uphill NorthWest about 160 feet / 50 meters to the base of the Jersey Volunteers
slab. Then turn Left and walk 180 feet / 55 meters horizontally parallel to the base of the cliffs to reach the unmistakable double boulder.
. (It could also be reached by traversing NorthEast along the base of the cliffs from Puzzle Palace
, but this requires crawling under or around a large fallen tree).
Climbing Season For the Powerlinez area.
Weather station 2.1 miles from here
14 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Some interesting moves. Too bad its not longer and too bad it's difficult to set up top-rope.Start on two rocks on the right side of gully (rocks along the bottom of left side of the Right of the two Beard boulders). Step across the gully onto the NorthEast face of the Left boulder, then up to the top. But not too far toward the right side of face, because as of 2016 there are two rather large loose rocks.warning: as of 2016 there is still some big possibly loose rocks...[more] Browse More Classics in New York
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