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Description 

Baker Mountain is a small peak right outside Saranac Lake with a small cliff on its western flank that offers a nice quiet spot for top-roping and hanging out. Most of the climbs can be led with good protection as well. One of the major attractions of this cliff is that it has something for everybody(unless you climb harder than 5.12).


Getting There 

The trailhead is located on the NE side of Moody Pond. Starting on Rt 3 in Saranac Lake, driving toward Lake Placid, continue straight onto Brandy Brook Lane at the unconventional intersection near the NBT Bank. Cross the railroad tracks and turn left onto Pine St. After crossing the railroad tracks again turn right on Forest Hill Ave. Continue down Forest Hill Ave to Moody Pond and park on the far side near the trailhead.

Near the beginning, the trail splits and the main hiking trail(red markers) goes to the summit. The trail to get to the cliffs continues straight. Follow the trail for about 10 minutes to a small herd path(marked with a small cairn) on the left just past a marshy area. Follow the herd path for a couple minutes to reach the base of the cliff.


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Baker Mountain:
TB or Not TB   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Baker Mountain
Tom starting up the ledges

Baker Chimney WI3+  NY : Adirondacks : Baker Mountain
Just before you come to the main cliff on Baker there is a narrow chimney that freezes over nicely in the winter. Start up a series of ledges then up into the narrow chimney. The crux is near the top on some ice pillars depending on how the ice is that year. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NY

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By Simon Thompson
From: New Paltz, NY
Oct 12, 2011

Be careful of loose rock on top of the cliff. Every time I've been there it seems to be a problem.