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Upper Carriage Road to Split Rock Lines

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 5.0 (1) SKI LINE

A nice glade with easy access and a waterfall at the bottom.


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Ski Line

1,021' 311 m

High

680' 207 m

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0' 0 m

Up

341' 104 m

Down

15%

Avg Slope (8°)

22%

Max Slope (12°)
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

Need to Know

There are lots of hidden rocks in the area and also a few cliffs. Be careful to know your line so as to avoid cliffs as the Gunks rarely get enough snow to make a cliff drop doable.

Description

With easy access from multiple directions and a consistent 22 degree pitch, this line will leave you wanting more. This is a northwestern facing slope, and snow tends to accumulate and stay late into the spring. When the rest of the Gunks have gone through a freeze-thaw cycle, this is often still soft and fresh as it stays cooler and doesn't get baked by the sun.

Pick a point along the Trapps Upper Carriage Road, and drop in. It is better to drop past a quarter mile or so down the upper carriage road. Otherwise you'll end up at a largish creek. There is a small trail that leads back out to the Split Rock falls. You'll want to keep this trail on your left to hit a traverse that will take you back to a bridge. This will all make sense once you are there skiing it.

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Gunks Jesse

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Bottom of the line at Split Rock.
Apr 2, 2015 near New Paltz, NY

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