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About Little Falls:

This is a nice area to climb and one of the only ones between The Gunks and The Adirondacks. It's best known for its most popular cliff, Moss Island, a band of rocks on the Mohawk River. However other areas to climb do exist. Almost anything can be top-roped and with almost 120 routes packed into a 900 foot long stretch of rocks you'll find something for everyone. Most things can be lead with traditional gear and there are a handful of sport routes in the area as well.

Camping is available at the Herkimer Diamond Mines. Herkimer Diamond Mines

Camping is also available at this location: Crystal Grove Diamond Mine and Campground

The link below will help you obtain more information about the City of Little Falls. Little Falls NY

The map below will help get you from City Hall, the Police Department and the Fire Department to the Moss Island Access Road. Click "large maps" just under the lower left of the map below.
Nearest town or city: Little Falls
Directions: The town of Little Falls is about 20 miles east of Utica on rt 5, and a little north of I-90. It's located off of exit 29a on the NYS Thruway.
Latitude, Longitude: 43.04029, -74.85326
Access Issues: Please be sure to stop by the Fire Department, as they will be responsible for issuing permit for Moss Island climbing on weekends. The Town Clerk will as always help you during the week.
Camping: Yes
When to Climb:
Quantity of Climbs: Lifetime

Forum Discussions (See all 35 posts )

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
No Replies Single Parent Seeks Same for Top Roping at Moss Island jasonjeaton 0 Jun 01 2012, 3:52 PM
No Replies Newest guide to McMartin gthomann 0 May 29 2012, 9:05 PM
No Replies Southern Adirondack black fly watch gthomann 0 May 29 2012, 7:52 PM
No Replies New address for climbing guides gthomann 0 Apr 19 2012, 4:21 PM
No Replies Hello Looking for partner for rockclimb tecsined 0 Dec 29 2011, 12:22 AM
With Replies Moss Island flood? gthomann 1 Jan 31 2012, 5:52 PM
With Replies New Cliff at McMartin in Southern Adirondacks gthomann 1 Dec 02 2012, 6:20 PM
With Replies 3 new routes at Shanty Cliff gthomann 2 Aug 22 2011, 11:13 AM
No Replies New Moss Island Guide gthomann 0 Jun 27 2011, 5:41 PM
No Replies conditions timbaland753 0 Apr 07 2011, 11:13 PM
With Replies Snow level at Little Falls mountaingen 9 Mar 20 2011, 11:31 PM
With Replies Little Falls, NY - Moss Island - 2 Questions Surge 3 Mar 16 2011, 2:20 AM
With Replies Left shoes at Moss Island gthomann 1 Oct 10 2010, 12:34 AM
With Replies Message for 5.12 climbers gthomann 47 Apr 30 2011, 4:37 AM
With Replies wanna climb? bredto 3 Mar 19 2010, 5:36 PM