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Location: NY : Adirondacks : Chapel Pond Pass : Upper Washbowl Cliff : Flashdance (5.10c PG13)
By: Jim Lawyer When: May 22, 2013

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Comments: If you're doing the Overture linkup, this branches left at the aforementioned "dinner table ledge".


Location: NY : Adirondacks : High Peaks Region : Wallface : The Diagonal (5.8) : Photo
By: Jim Lawyer When: May 21, 2013

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Comments: With 60mm ropes, that would be quite a lot of raps :-)


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Southern Mountains : Good Luck Mountain : House of Cards (5.13a)
By: Jim Lawyer When: May 21, 2013

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Comments: Hi Frank...how's Red Rocks???

I knew about that one (and, yes, it's in the park). It's private land, unfortunately. We'll have to make the corrections in the 2nd edition.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Chapel Pond Pass : Beer Walls : Radioactive (5.10b)
By: Jim Lawyer When: May 14, 2013

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Comments: Locating the starts of the routes on the "5.10 Wall" is difficult, as the lower portion of the cliff is intimidating and nondescript.

First identify the "bulging ceiling" that horizontally breaks the cliff 40' up. Next, on the left side of the wall and below this ceiling, locate two steep, parallel cracks in white rock. This route climbs the right-hand of these cracks.

Double ropes (or a single rope with many long runners) help reduce rope drag.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Chapel Pond Pass : The Spider's Web : Dacker Cracker (5.10c)
By: Jim Lawyer When: May 14, 2013

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Comments: There's a bomber knee bar at the wide section for a no-hands rest.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Chapel Pond Pass : The Spider's Web : It's Only Entertainment (5.11c)
By: Jim Lawyer When: May 14, 2013

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Comments: There is a reasonable blue TCU (#1) about half way along the traverse.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Lake George Region : Rogers Rock : The Matrix (5.8-)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Mar 25, 2013

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Comments: Check the book, but probably rappel with 2 ropes. I don't recall any opportunity for other gear.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Lake George Region : Rogers Rock : The Matrix (5.8-)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Mar 19, 2013

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Comments: Brad: P1 of the Matrix goes up a gully for a good distance before reaching technical rock. After that, the bolts are pretty well positioned where the climbing is hard, but there are significant runouts at a lesser grade. I doubt there's a place where one could fall 80'; more likely a 40' fall in places. Rogers Rock is a slab, so taking a long fall is more of a tumbling affair rather than a free-fall. This type of climbing isn't "sport" climbing, but it is entirely protected by bolts. B... more >>


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Northern Region : Mckenzie Pond Boulders
By: Jim Lawyer When: Mar 6, 2013

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Comments: Owen --

Writing is creative expression and is copyrightable. Facts are not copyrightable; e.g., FA info, route names, route ordering. It has nothing to do with who owns a boulder, who did the FA, what the moves are, or where a route goes.

There's lots of discussion of plagiarism on various threads. Copying descriptions from any guidebook onto Mountain Project is not allowed (unless permission is granted by the copyright holder). Descriptions copied from guidebooks that find their way... more >>


Location: AZ : Southern Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : Mount Lemmon (Catalina High... : 1 - Lower Highway : ... : Candy Man (5.11-)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Feb 16, 2013

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Comments: I thought this route and the five neighbors to its left were absolutely fantastic. The area doesn't seem heavily used, which is surprising given the quality of these routes.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Indian Lake Region : Crane Mountain : Black Arches Wall : ... : Photo
By: Jim Lawyer When: Oct 10, 2012

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Comments: Great photo and nice fall colors.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Indian Lake Region : Huckleberry Mountain
By: Jim Lawyer When: Sep 8, 2012

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Comments: Careful review of tax maps in this area shows that the [aforementioned] approach to Huckleberry Mountain over the summit of Crane is entirely on state land. There is an old state trail that runs through the valley in front of the cliffs, and it appears to be used by snowmobiles and ATVs. While the endpoints of this trail are private, the section in the valley near the cliffs is on state land.

This link shows the private/public boun... more >>


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Indian Lake Region : Crane Mountain : Black Arches Wall
By: Jim Lawyer When: Aug 8, 2012

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Comments: kenr: The *only* public access to the south side of Crane Mountain is via the Crane Mountain parking area at the end of Sky High Road.

The approach you mention requires that you park and cross private property. Several locals have permission from the land owner, but be aware that this approach is private. And, yes, it's about 10 minutes shorter.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : High Peaks Region : Giant Mountain : Eagle Slide (4th)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Aug 6, 2012

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Comments: This drainage is a friggin' mess. The main drainage is full of tree debris from mini-slides along both sides of the river, making travel difficult.

The drainage leading to the Eagle Slide.
The drainage leading to the Eagle Slide.


Perhaps due to the significant land upheaval from Irene, the water is rust-colored with unusual brown algae and an unpleasant sulfurous odor.

At any rate, Mike's map is spot on. I followed the approach in the book to reach Roaring Brook, then followed the brook upstream over two debris sections. You'll come to a major fork@SEMICOL... more >>


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Chapel Pond Pass : Spanky's Area : Sunshine City : Bee Hold (5.8)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Jul 26, 2012

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Comments: M LaViolette Jr: Yes, bolted on lead. Also, some of this route was led before that on gear.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : High Peaks Region : Mt. Colden : Trap Dike (summer) (4th)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Jul 25, 2012

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Comments: The above comment was posted here:
adkhighpeaks.com/forums/showth...

This feature was hiked/scrambled in 1850 with no such aids. Unless it's some sort of official rescue thing, I hope it gets removed ASAP.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Northern Region : Silver Lake
By: Jim Lawyer When: Jul 19, 2012

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Comments: Oakcy: I've noticed this on other routes as well. Next time I go, I'll take a lightweight wrench and snug any that I find. (Perhaps others can do this too.) The fixed hardware is new and may take a while to seat properly.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Lake Champlain Region : Poke-O-Moonshine : Poke-O-Moonshine Main Face : Psalm 32 (5.12a/b A0)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Jul 18, 2012

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Comments: Correct. The third pitch is one of Poke-O's great unfinished problems! It would be very exciting to see this freed (hint hint).


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Lake Champlain Region : Poke-O-Moonshine : Poke-O-Moonshine Main Face
By: Jim Lawyer When: Jul 14, 2012

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Comments: We've been driving right into the old campground and parking anywhere. That way you can park in the shade.

The self-payment box was only relevant when the campground was in operation and climbers were using the facilities (toilet and water). With the campground closed, this is no longer an issue.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Chapel Pond Pass : The Spider's Web
By: Jim Lawyer When: Jul 14, 2012

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Comments: I consider the approach to be easy because you can see the cliff from nearly every point along the way. There's no bushwhacking or navigation difficulty, and it really does take 15 minutes. I saw somebody approach this cliff in crutches (!?), and saw somebody else crawl out with a broken ankle.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Chapel Pond Pass : Spanky's Area : Sunshine City : Diamonds Aren't Forever (5.10c)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Jul 8, 2012

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Comments: Perhaps this is just me, but if you restrict yourself to the line of bolts, this feels like mid 5.11. If you climb to the right of the bolts (i.e., cheat by using some holds from Bee Hold, the neighboring route), it feels like the stated grade 5.10c.

I've never been able to climb this "direct" and have always cheated out right. Anyone else find this to be the case?


Location: International : Australia : Mount Arapiles : The Bluffs : Thunder Crack (5.10c)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Jun 25, 2012

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Comments: This route is right-leaning, not left.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Chapel Pond Pass : Chapel Pond Slab : Photo
By: Jim Lawyer When: Jun 19, 2012

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Comments: Done


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Chapel Pond Pass : Chapel Pond Slab : Regular Route (5.5 PG13)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Jun 18, 2012

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Comments: I posted a photo showing EXACTLY where the fixed lines are. You need to explore a little to find them. If you're rappelling, you're in the wrong place.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : High Peaks Region : Mt. Colden : Trap Dike (summer) (4th)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Jun 11, 2012

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Comments: Like many of the backcountry slides, this one was changed considerably by Hurricane Irene on August 28, 2011. In addition to the devastating floods that hit the region, the landscape of the backcountry was significantly changed, including the west face of Mt. Colden. A new slide was created that extends from the top of the Trap Dike to the summit of Mt. Colden. The debris scoured the dike, stripping it clean of vegetation and dumping the resultant slurry into a debris cone that extends halfway a... more >>


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