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eimennin


May 27, 2007, 8:44 PM
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where is this place?  (North_America: United_States: New_York: Upstate: Poison_Ivy_Wall)
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i live in stone ridge and boulder at the gunks, but i would love to know where there is sport climbing?


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Can anybody climb here, or is access limited. I can't find any info on the web for here. If somebody can help, please email me.
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Can anybody climb here, or is access limited. I can't find any info on the web for here. If somebody can help, please email me.
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Search for "Poison Ivy wall West Point". It's on the campus - right along the tracks down by the river. Officially you are supposed to go through the main gate, sign in and get permission. But in reality everyone parks at the McDonalds and walks in along the tracks. Security is so tight at our showplace acadamy you see...


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Park at the McDonald's or (if allowed) at the bottom of the hill from McDonald's at the dock area. Walk up-river about 1/2 to 3/4 mile (probably). PI wall actually is on a right of way belonging to the railway. If you hit it at the right time during the week you can probably find someone to get you a copy of the guidebook. Check: http://www.rockclimbing.com/...ate/Poison_Ivy_Wall/ for some route info. There's about another 40 routes beyond this, most in the 5.7-5.9 range.


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There's also a couple of sport lines (~5.10-5.11? slab) just north of the academy on Rte 218. If I remember correctly you drive up the road to the first pullout after the (permanently closed) West Point gate, and walk up the hill to the cliff. I think it's called Crow's Nest. There's at least two bolted routes there, or were a few years ago.

Additionally, if you go north on the river from the end of the road that runs by the water treatment plant on West Point (you'd have to sign in to get there this way) about a mile, maybe mile and a half, there's a small wall with about a half dozen short, 5.10-5.12, routes. You can get there from walking down from 218, but I can't give you a landmark to hit it. Be careful of loose rock. One spring a boulder about the size of a large moving box with a bolt on it fell off the wall and busted up on the tracks.


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