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#47793 - 09/04/09 12:12 PM Info on the Palisades?
TrappDyke Offline
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I was wondering if anyone here has any info on climbing at the Palisades. I was looking at some pictures the other day and a couple sections of the cliff look very good. Anyone ever climb them? If so any info on how to get to them.And yes I know it's illegal.

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#47797 - 09/04/09 01:15 PM Re: Info on the Palisades? [Re: TrappDyke]
oenophore Online   confused
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There's lots of loose rock.
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#47798 - 09/04/09 01:27 PM Re: Info on the Palisades? [Re: TrappDyke]
Mike Rawdon Offline

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Call 845 786-2701. They'll tell you. But don't expect this info to come over the Net for all to see.

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#47805 - 09/04/09 06:15 PM Re: Info on the Palisades? [Re: Mike Rawdon]
brianlax Offline
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Do you mean the Palisades Park on the Hudson (in New Jersey?).

If so, I have climbed there (err - explored there)... Some of the rock is really bad, but if anyone ever put some time in cleaning, the climbing there could be really great... There are tall cliff sections (hidden high up into the woods), with long splitter finger cracks and corners. Some of these climbs look like 4 star 5.10+/5.11 lines that could protect well (10 minutes from the city)

I have thought about caching some gear there, and biking over the GWB.

A rope+mini-traxion and you could have yourself a whole lot of fun.

Its not like I am saying anything that people don't already know.

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#47807 - 09/04/09 06:26 PM Re: Info on the Palisades? [Re: TrappDyke]
MarcC Offline
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Originally Posted By: TrappDyke
I was wondering if anyone here has any info on climbing at the Palisades. I was looking at some pictures the other day and a couple sections of the cliff look very good.

Here's one info link for you.
A nice view of the Palisades at sunrise.
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#47810 - 09/04/09 06:48 PM Re: Info on the Palisades? [Re: MarcC]
chip Offline
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MarcC, oh how I wish those Palisades were as close as the area in the OP's question.

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#47811 - 09/04/09 06:57 PM Re: Info on the Palisades? [Re: chip]
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Couldn't resist the opening! wink
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#47812 - 09/04/09 07:04 PM Re: Info on the Palisades? [Re: MarcC]
The Lisa Offline
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Funny you should post that, Marc - a friend of mine is attempting the traverse this weekend. Looks so beautiful.
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#47815 - 09/04/09 10:08 PM Re: Info on the Palisades? [Re: The Lisa]
TrappDyke Offline
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Registered: 06/10/09
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Marc, it's missing the highway and broken bottle NYC charm though. Throw an interstate and a poisoned river in that pic and we might have something worth lookin at.

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#48189 - 09/30/09 02:56 PM Re: Info on the Palisades? [Re: TrappDyke]
gunkie Offline
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Registered: 07/19/00
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There are some very good climbs in the NJ Palisades, north of the GWB and south of the Tappan Zee Bridge. *Very* illegal to climb there. I mean more illegal than normal illegal smile

I climbed there quite a bit in the late 70's and early 80's. I climbed lines from 5.2 to 5.9-ish. Be careful of broken glass on ledges and even on small holds near overlooks. Once you get away from some of the overlooks on the Palisades Pkwy, the routes are clean aside from the occasional large, loose block. The belay ledges are cool and are mostly on top of pillars. You will be surpriased on the amount of fixed gear. There are pins and fixed nuts on the obvious lines. There is even one rad looking 'head seam [never did that one] with plenty of fixed 'heads leading the way.

We finally got caught while climbing out of one of the gullies leading to the overlook parking by a NJ State Trooper [circa spring 1986] who just happened to be pulling in [bad luck]. Put enough of a scare into us that we never went back. My climbing partner and I were just about to begin working for a defense contractor as Systems Engineers and didn't want to jepordize the jobs.

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