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.
When to Climb:
Quantity of Climbs: Lifetime
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Little Falls, NY - Moss Island - 2 Questions
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