Giant's Ledges

Posted by: Elwood54

Giant's Ledges - 09/22/08 03:55 AM

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?
Posted by: mworking

Re: Giant's Ledges - 09/22/08 12:44 PM

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.
Posted by: empicard

Re: Giant's Ledges - 09/22/08 01:19 PM

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.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Giant's Ledges - 09/22/08 02:35 PM

Gaints Ledges is the northern end of the ridge, same rock as the gunks.
Posted by: Dillbag

Re: Giant's Ledges - 09/22/08 03:31 PM

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...
Posted by: Mike Rawdon

Re: Giant's Ledges - 09/22/08 04:22 PM

 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).
Posted by: pedestrian

Re: Giant's Ledges - 09/22/08 05:59 PM

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.
Posted by: empicard

Re: Giant's Ledges - 09/22/08 06:06 PM

Go F yourself, Dill, or I'll pull your shoe off.
Posted by: mworking

Re: Giant's Ledges - 09/22/08 07:46 PM

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.
Posted by: Dillbag

Re: Giant's Ledges - 09/22/08 08:13 PM

Don't make me kick you!
Posted by: Smike

Re: Giant's Ledges - 09/22/08 08:58 PM

Nom...nom...nom..nom...nom
Posted by: strat

Re: Giant's Ledges - 09/22/08 09:04 PM

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?)
Posted by: Dillbag

Re: Giant's Ledges - 09/22/08 09:09 PM

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!
Posted by: The Lisa

Re: Giant's Ledges - 09/22/08 09:27 PM

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
Posted by: Smike

Re: Giant's Ledges - 09/22/08 09:27 PM

 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.
Posted by: Smike

Re: Giant's Ledges - 09/22/08 09:29 PM

 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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Posted by: Ralph

Re: Giant's Ledges - 09/22/08 09:35 PM

How about this late breaking news. http://www.climbnyc.com/node/94
Posted by: caver

Re: Giant's Ledges - 09/22/08 09:35 PM

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.........
Posted by: The Lisa

Re: Giant's Ledges - 09/22/08 10:10 PM

 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.
Posted by: RangerRob

Re: Giant's Ledges - 09/23/08 12:53 PM

"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.

RR
Posted by: mworking

Re: Giant's Ledges - 09/23/08 01:17 PM

My posts are about the wrong place then.
Posted by: chip

Re: Giant's Ledges - 09/23/08 01:59 PM

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.