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Big Slide Mtn. is the 27th highest mountain in New York State. Its summit offers fantastic views of Gothics and the lower range. The mountain gets its name from a huge slab (300-400ft?) on its south face.
Big Slide Mtn. is best approached from the Garden trailhead in Keene Valley. You could take the Big Slide trail through the valley, but the more scenic approach would be to use the brothers trail which follows a ridge of rocky outcrops. After following the brothers trail for approximately 4mi, it will connect with the Big Slide trail. At this junction, follow a faint path/bushwhack west to the base of the slab.
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Freudian Slip 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c Sport, 3 pitches, 400'
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Freudian Slip 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c NY : Adirondacks : ... : Big Slide Mtn.
This is the best slab climb I've ever done and I only got to do the first pitch due to darkness and rain. The climbing is exposed, very thoughtful, delicate and footwork intensive. In late summer the slab is covered with a colorful canvas of lichen (but not slippery) which really makes you search for "holds".When my partner and I approached the base I called it a "pussy route" and offered to lead in my approach shoes. I must've been delirious because I was hungover, fatigued, dehydrated and had ...[more] Browse More Classics in NY
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