Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Wallface Prologue

For several years now I have read about the climbing on a large cliff in the Adirondacks - Wallface.  Wallface Mountain is in the High Peaks region, and the cliffs on the southeast side are the tallest sheer cliffs in  New York.  There is 700+ feet of steep rock and it is indeed impressive!  Of course the wilderness setting is what really defines the place.  We hiked in the easy way, from the south - a little more than 4 miles from the Upper Works trailhead.  We camped in the pass below the cliff and started our approach and climb the next day, descending and hiking out late that evening.  I will be posting a full trip report with all the details soon. Until then, here are a few snapshots to serve as teasers.
The southern section of Wallface where we climbed on Sunday.
The route we followed is marked by the red line.

A view of the upper headwalls beyond the diagonal ramp on our route.
This photo was taken from the top of Pitch One of The Diagonal (5.8)

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