Located near Cranberry Lake, Cat Mountain is a scenic mountain with a long but easy approach. There are several cliff bands that are mostly unexplored with great opportunity for hard sport climbing.
Go West on Rt. 3 for 7.7 miles from Cranberry Lake and turn left onto Wanakena Rd. Follow this for a little over a mile into Wanakena, staying right at all forks. Once in Wanakena the road will cross a bridge and soon turn left on S. Shore Road. Follow the road for a few minutes past one trailhead to another with a small parking area directly next to it. This is the trailhead to Dead Creek Flow. Follow the signs at the junctions to Cat Mountain. The approach is about 5 miles on flat, easy terrain.
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Scaredy Cat 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b NY : Adirondacks : ... : Main Face
Hike left below the flake and scramble up onto a dirty, rocky, wet ledge. Move right along the ledge to the base of a short left-facing corner(formed by the large flake visible from below) that contains a dirty off-width. Climb up the off-width to the top of the flake(crux). Move out to a stance on the face of the flake. Climb the right-rising flake to it's high point. Make a long step right to a small ledge which makes a blocky crack around the corner reachable. Gain the ledge and belay. ...[more] Browse More Classics in NY
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