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Arietta Region 

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Arietta is a small town located in the Southern Adirondacks. It is host to a variety of crags, each with its own distinct feel. Crags include McMartin, Lost Hunters, Lost T, Good Luck Lake, and The Annex. The online guide by Gary Thomann is updated fairly regularly, and is located at

Getting There 

Park in a small pulloff about 5.6 miles north of the intersection of NY29A and NY10.

127 Total Routes

['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',23],['1 Star',43],['Bomb',1]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Arietta Region:
Meat and Potatoes   V1 5     Boulder   Middle Earth : Fortress
Chillen   V4 6B     Boulder   Nine Corners Lake : The Cliffs
Pop or Drop   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Middle Earth : Fortress
Lady Luck   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Good Luck Mountain
Emily Doesn't Have a Clue   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Lost T
Five Star Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Lost T
Little Kisses   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Lost T
Mystery Achievement   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Good Luck Mountain
Spelunking Midget   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 45'   Lost T
Ten B   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 45'   Lost T
Medicine Man   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 90'   Good Luck Mountain
Parthenope   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Lost T
Flavor of the Day   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 45'   Lost T
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House of Cards 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  NY : Adirondacks : ... : Good Luck Mountain
Extremely continuous and demanding climbing up an orange, overhanging corner. The first completely trad 5.13 in the Adirondacks. A classic if you can climb at this grade. Though I have neither the skills nor the cojones to climb this route, it appears nearly featureless above the small ledge 15' from the start. It is one of those routes that gains its high grade not from steepness, but from the fact that it is climbed almost entirely by slapping and smearing on an overhanging corner. A real test...[more]   Browse More Classics in NY

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By Kevin Heckeler
From: Upstate New York
Apr 18, 2012

Gary created an excellent guide for this area. Please visit his website for the PDFs!

[link updated, thanks Jim!]

New route info also available on