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#39937 - 09/22/08 03:55 AM Giant's Ledges
Elwood54 Offline
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Registered: 10/11/05
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Just got a request for donation from the Preserve in regards to the acquisition of Giant's Ledges. Never been there...is there any climbing in this area?

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#39942 - 09/22/08 12:44 PM Re: Giant's Ledges [Re: Elwood54]
mworking Offline
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Could be. I hiked up there a few years ago in a light rain with my son when he was about 8. If it had been nice and I had gear I would have rapped off to check it out.

Something climbable - very likely.
Big area - doubt it.

It is interesting the MP is interested in it. I think that area in general is worth preserving. Giants Ledge and adjacent Slide Mt seem to be strong attractions. Giants Ledge would be a great foot hold.


Edited by mworking (09/22/08 12:50 PM)

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#39943 - 09/22/08 01:19 PM Re: Giant's Ledges [Re: mworking]
empicard Offline
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Is it the same crapola rock as in the rest of the catskills? I'd guess a scary and crumbly "climb it if you dare" at best.
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#39946 - 09/22/08 02:35 PM Re: Giant's Ledges [Re: empicard]
Smike Offline
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Gaints Ledges is the northern end of the ridge, same rock as the gunks.

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#39948 - 09/22/08 03:31 PM Re: Giant's Ledges [Re: Smike]
Dillbag Offline
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Anyone want to post up a link with a map? I wouldn't mind seeing it, and I'm sure "Map-Expert" up there could use a hand...
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#39949 - 09/22/08 04:22 PM Re: Giant's Ledges [Re: Smike]
Mike Rawdon Offline

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 Originally Posted By: Smike
Gaints Ledges is the northern end of the ridge, same rock as the gunks.


Yup. Not the same as the Panther Mt spur in the Catskills (where there is some POTENTIALLY climbable rock, FYI).

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#39950 - 09/22/08 05:59 PM Re: Giant's Ledges [Re: Mike Rawdon]
pedestrian Offline
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Loc: a heavily fortified bunker!
Aren't we talking about Giant's Workshop, not Giant's Ledges, then?

I thought the Preserve already owned it. Either way, there is climbing at the Workshop.

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#39951 - 09/22/08 06:06 PM Re: Giant's Ledges [Re: pedestrian]
empicard Offline
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Go F yourself, Dill, or I'll pull your shoe off.
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#39954 - 09/22/08 07:46 PM Re: Giant's Ledges [Re: empicard]
mworking Offline
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No, Giants Ledge is near (just east and north I think) of Slide Mt. Giants Ledge is one of the highest and more scenic places you can camp in the area, which is one reason it's popular.

Since I writng again, my impression, and thats all it is, was that there might be a few one pitch routes. - more for fun and the setting than the climbing itself. The rock quality looked good - like compact Gunks rock, but it might not connect up from top to bottom, and didn't look to have horizontals and the easy protection of the Gunks. Still it would be fun to camp and climb at your door!

I was interested in exploring, but not expecting much.

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#39956 - 09/22/08 08:13 PM Re: Giant's Ledges [Re: mworking]
Dillbag Offline
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Loc: "The Town"
Don't make me kick you!
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#39957 - 09/22/08 08:58 PM Re: Giant's Ledges [Re: Dillbag]
Smike Offline
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#39958 - 09/22/08 09:04 PM Re: Giant's Ledges [Re: Smike]
strat Offline
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Dill, Smike, and Empicard. Your little click is RUINING gunks.com. Stop all the inside jokes. They make it boring for the rest of us.

(want to pull my ekg lead off?)

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#39959 - 09/22/08 09:09 PM Re: Giant's Ledges [Re: strat]
Dillbag Offline
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Well... We might as well ruin the gunks online... we ruined them in real life for everyone on Saturday!

And NO, we don't want to pull the damn leads off you hairy bastid!
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#39960 - 09/22/08 09:27 PM Re: Giant's Ledges [Re: Dillbag]
The Lisa Offline
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Looking to be enlightened (and keep on-topic) - the Giant Ledges that I know of are located between Panther Mountain and Slide Mountain. They are well within the DEC's Catskills Forest Preserve boundary. Why would Mohonk Preserve look to acquire these?
This is a link to an overall map - Giant Ledges are just east of Route 47 and west of the Woodland Valley Campground.

Catskill Forest Preserve


Edited by The Lisa (09/22/08 09:27 PM)
Edit Reason: fixing link
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#39961 - 09/22/08 09:27 PM Re: Giant's Ledges [Re: strat]
Smike Offline
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 Originally Posted By: strat

(want to pull my ekg lead off?)


As much fun as it may be to see you suspended 4' off the ground with industrial gator clips attached to the ekg leads just above your hairy nipples, I may pass.

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#39962 - 09/22/08 09:29 PM Re: Giant's Ledges [Re: The Lisa]
Smike Offline
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 Originally Posted By: The Lisa
Looking to be enlightened (and keep on-topic) - the Giant Ledges that I know of are located between Panther Mountain and Slide Mountain. They are well within the DEC's Catskills Forest Preserve boundary. Why would Mohonk Preserve look to acquire these?
This is a link to an overall map - Giant Ledges are just east of Route 47 and west of the Woodland Valley Campground.

Catskill Forest Preserve


Not the same place. The lands are private lands just on the northern end of the preserve.

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#39963 - 09/22/08 09:35 PM Re: Giant's Ledges [Re: Smike]
Ralph Online   content
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How about this late breaking news. http://www.climbnyc.com/node/94

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#39964 - 09/22/08 09:35 PM Re: Giant's Ledges [Re: Dillbag]
caver Offline
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Registered: 01/11/03
Posts: 260
Loc: High Falls
As Smike pointed out already the Giant's Ledges (they just coined that name for the fund raising campaign) is really the Waterworks and Larson properties adjacent to the northern boundary of the Preserve in Rosendale.........

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#39966 - 09/22/08 10:10 PM Re: Giant's Ledges [Re: Smike]
The Lisa Offline
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 Originally Posted By: Smike
 Originally Posted By: The Lisa
Looking to be enlightened (and keep on-topic) - the Giant Ledges that I know of are located between Panther Mountain and Slide Mountain. They are well within the DEC's Catskills Forest Preserve boundary. Why would Mohonk Preserve look to acquire these?
This is a link to an overall map - Giant Ledges are just east of Route 47 and west of the Woodland Valley Campground.

Catskill Forest Preserve



Not the same place. The lands are private lands just on the northern end of the preserve.

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Thanks, Smike. Makes sense now.


Edited by The Lisa (09/22/08 10:11 PM)
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#39972 - 09/23/08 12:53 PM Re: Giant's Ledges [Re: The Lisa]
RangerRob Offline
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"Minnewaska has single biggest piece of closed climbable terrain in Noeth America"?? As quoted from the ClimbNYC website. I think someone should do a little fact checking before making such bold statements. There is NOT that much climbable rock in Minnewaska. Most of it is shiite. The quality stuff is what is already known. Add it all together, and I bet it doesn;t amount to more than half of the Nears. Hell, West Point has more climbable terrain, and that is totally off limits. What about the Palisades?? Come on dude, I haven't even left new York/New Jersey yet and I have found two examples to prove how absurd that statement was.

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#39974 - 09/23/08 01:17 PM Re: Giant's Ledges [Re: RangerRob]
mworking Offline
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My posts are about the wrong place then.

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#39980 - 09/23/08 01:59 PM Re: Giant's Ledges [Re: RangerRob]
chip Offline
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Skytop would seem to qualify as well. sailing along the Palisades this weekend underscored just how much rock there is. Makes the Trapps seem tiny.

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