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Crane and Huckleberry Mountains
About Crane and Huckleberry Mountains:
Almost all trad routes here.
Summit Cliffs: 100 meters east of the actual summit are two prows with excellent top-roping, from 5.1 to 5.10. 200 meters west of the summit is the highest section of cliff on that ridge:excellent 5.7 to 5.9 routes of 40-50 meters length.
Slanting Cracks Wall holds the best multi-pitch routes (Straits of Fear 5.8 being the cream of the crop as viewed by many); it lies about 3 km from the parking area east and north. The cliff is about 120 meters high.
Huckleberry Mountain: Dozens of excellent routes. From the Hard Guy Wall routes (5.9 -5.11, sport and trad) to the moderate Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (5.7) and other nearby routes are great to explore.
|Nearest town or city:||Warrensburg|
|Directions:||Exit 23 off the Northway I-87, head into Warrensburg and continue north on Rt.9. Left onto Rt. 28 and head to Wevertown. Left on Rt.8. 3.5 km left on South Johnsburg Road. Continue to Garnet Lake Road (right turn), then take a right up Sky High Road to the trailhead parking. For Huckleberry, hike to Crane Mountain Pond, then bushwhack into the valley between Crane and Huckleberry.|
|Access Issues:||None- State Property. Camping is free yet there are many places to camp in the area that offer other forms of recreation. The approach to Huckleberry Mountain from Hudson Street / Paintbed Road is CLOSED. Do not use this approach, as the land owner has made it very clear his intentions to prosecute tresspassers. Instead, use the arduous approach over Crane Mountain Pond. (Yes, this adds 2 hours to the approach.)|
|When to Climb:||Summer|
|Quantity of Climbs:||Month|