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fskie


May 6, 2013, 5:31 PM
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What is there to do in Western New York?!
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Hey guys, I'm a Western New Yorker, and the only climbing spots nearby are the Niagara Climbing Center (~30 min away from home), and they will be opening Silo City Rocks (a record setting new gym, opening in End of June-Mid July).

Is there anything else to do climbing-wise around here? I've heard about Little Rock City which is a little bit northeast of Alleghany, and I've also heard of Thunder Rocks. Any suggestions?


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Niagara Glen, over the border in Canada. It's good.

About two hours south of Buffalo in the Allegheny National Forest (in PA) there's good, climbable rock. Rim Rock is a good place to start. It's easy to find and the rock is apparent. The boulders downhill from the cliff line are generally better quality than the cliff itself so bring a pad or two and leave the rope and rack at home. That said, the cliffs are climbable, but so are alot of things.

There's some other rock around the ANF too, nothing quite as convenient and easy to find with as good of rock as Rim Rock. I haven't heard great things about the rock in western New York, but I haven't been up there to look around. I do know that the rock in Northwestern PA varies from crap covered in moss to very good, so I'd assume that maybe the same exists up there if you can find it.


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