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jclimbs


Nov 25, 2008, 6:05 PM
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Boulderwoods, Adirondacks
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I've posted a Visual Tour of the Boulderwoods at http://www.mtnsideview.com/...s.php?id=bldrwoods08,
the bouldering area near the Crane Mountain Parking Lot. The idea being to help boulderers know which boulder they're at. The New Guidebook's map is excellent, but I thought some photos would be helpful.
Of course, it's snowing and cold here in the Adirondacks right now, but since I'm recuperating from a shoulder injury it was a good project to tackle. Keep it in mind for next season.


rhythm164


Nov 26, 2008, 10:27 AM
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Pretty cool man, you should tackle Snowy next. Hope the shoulder heals up nice so you can crank next season.

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Ah, the Snowy Mtn. Boulders! That's a good idea. I haven't been there for quite awhile, so maybe a trip back there next summer would be worthwhile. Attached is a photo from my last visit there.
I did go out to the sport climbing near the summit of snowy and posted an article on that trip:
http://www.mtnsideview.com/...es.php?id=snowymtn01. If you like the idea of hiking to a sport-climbing area, I highly recommend heading up there. Fantastic climbing, fantastic setting. Use the regular hiking trail, though. Forgo the "herd path" as it doesn't save much time if any.
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soooooooo, the regular hiking trail as in the DEC trail, or the other one? Redneck on a Rope & Vertebrae are on my list next season for sure, any beta on a hassle free approach would be useful. Nice pic by the way. That place is great, you might know my buddy Buzz, he's the guy that did a fair bit of the development there.


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The regular, official DEC Snowy Mtn. Hiking Trail. My recommendation: hike to the summit, stash your non-climbing gear and either walk down around or use double ropes to rap Redneck (don't do this the first time - walk around first so you will know exactly where to set up the rap in the future. It is pretty dangerous searching near the edge of that cliff on the summit!). We did Iditarod but I don't recommend that unless it is very, very dry - and even still, it is a scary lead. The bolts lie under snow & water and already look pretty rusty.
We didn't do Redneck - which is why I'll probably go back next year - but we did do Vertabrae, which was awesome.
I don't, unfortunately, know Buzz. If he lives up this way, let him know he can give my a shout any time he is coming down by Crane Mtn.


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cool, thanks for the beta. We get up that way quite a bit during prime season, usually with a pretty good crew. I'll let you know net time we head out, you never know, we might get that thaw before winter really hits...


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Sorry for the Super necro bump of this thread. I'm heading to Lake George with some friends to do some camping tomorrow and planned on hiking Crane Mountain as I have before and it's a great hike. I've been bouldering for about a year now and that visual tour was awesome. Seems like a lot of V0-V1 stuff there though. I'm looking for some V3-V6 range stuff. Would I find that in the Boulderwoods? I would totally buy the guidebook but I'll only be at Crane one day and it won't be a full day since no one except me is there to boulder and I'm sure they won't want to watch me for more than an hour or so. Any chance someone could advise me to which boulders I would find problems graded V3-V6? I'd appreciate it and thanks again for that tour.


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There are a fair number of V3 to V6 lines there, and a lot more awaiting someone with the ability to do them...
Try Chuck Norris Warmup first. As you look at that side of the first boulder, to your right is a tight cluster of boulders with a cave. There is a V6 located in the cave. Graduation Boulder has a very good V4 traverse. The Dinosaur Egg Group has a few V3s and a cave with a V10ish project.
The King boulder has a a V4 on its eastern side, and a highball V3 on its northern one.
Note that there are scads of undeveloped boulders awaiting exploration to the east along the East Path.
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