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Good Luck Mountain

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L to R R to L Alpha
Appomattox Crack T,TR 
Bon Chance T 
Cleveland T 
House of Cards T 
Lady Luck T 
Medicine Man T 
Mystery Achievement T 
Push  S 
Queen For a Day T 
Talking Heads T 
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Good Luck Mountain Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.249, -74.557 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Cameron Coppock on May 10, 2012
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The view from the top of the cliff east.


A beautiful south facing granite cliff offering predominately single pitch trad crack climbs with a few bolts here and there.

Getting There 

From Caroga Lake drive north on NY 10 to a parking area just after crossing the Scandaga River. Follow the marked trail to a four way intersection with a large sign, turn left and follow the this old road to the lake. Continue for 2-3 minutes watching for a flagged trail that heads off and up to the right just before a bridge. The cliffs will become visible in about 15 minutes more. Total approach 45min.

Climbing Season

Weather station 13.9 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Good Luck Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Good Luck Mountain:
Lady Luck   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Bon Chance   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Cleveland   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Mystery Achievement   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Medicine Man   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 90'   
Push    5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Good Luck Mountain
Rock Climbing Photo: Mystery Achievement

Mystery Achievement 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  NY : Adirondacks : ... : Good Luck Mountain
Tight hands crack on the right side of the Main Face. Approach the base from the bushes to the left....[more]   Browse More Classics in NY

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By Nate Gilbraith
Apr 25, 2016
As of 4/24/2016, there is a raven nesting approximately half way up the Medicine Man buttress. We were able to climb Mystery Achievement (which is out of the line of sight of the nest) without a problem.
By Sean Conway
May 31, 2016
This was my first time to this area. Great camping at good luck lake, 5th campsite at the far west end offers a soft ground and also perfect trees for hammocks. Awesome cliff that offers a lot of exposure. Bolts are few and far between but trad climbing is the best option for this area. Large boulder field at base of cliff makes the accessibility a bit tough. It would be nice to establish some sort of trail along the base to protect the plants and provide a better belay stance. Will be back in the future.

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