East Hill Crag is on private property. No climbing here without explicit permission from the land owner. Also, the approach trail, marked with DEC trail markers, goes through private property, so please be respectful of local land owners, especially with your parking.
(This cliff appeared in the first printing, and was removed in the second printing.)
Huckleberry Mountain is a popular day hiking destination with its attractive open summit and the historic Paint Mine Ruins. It's also a popular climbing destination with 55 routes up to 5.12, with a heavy emphasis on moderate routes. The Huckleberry/Crane massif is completely surrounded by private land.
The approach to Huckleberry Mountain from Paintbed Road, described on pages 492–493, crosses two parcels of private land before entering state land. The approach is the same as that for the Paint Mine Ruins, and has long been described in various hiking and climbing guidebooks to the region. These owners have recently posted their property and are now threatening to prosecute trespassers.
Until further notice, don't use this approach.
(The second printing describes the correct approach.)
Follow the hiking trail to
Crane Mountain Pond, about 45 minutes. From the northwest corner of the pond
4822724, begin bushwhacking: follow the drainage area north and pick
18T 582992 4823160 that swings east, then back north. Once in the
valley between Huckleberry and Crane
18T 583672 4823704, proceed northwest
to the height of the pass and pick up the old logging road near the Paint
Mine Ruins. Follow the road northwest to the a large car-sized boulder on
the right with a cairn on top
18T 582632 4824297. This is the marker for
the Main Cliff and the Hard Guy Wall (page 499). The approach takes about