Outback Slab Rock Climbing
The Outback Slab, as seen from the approach to Pot...
This beautiful slab has a steep lower section and a lower-angled upper section that goes on for 200'. The rock is generally very clean with knobs and dimples that characterize the larger Potter Mountain.
There are some very old routes here, as well as some new-school face and slab climbs.
Park at the Turnpike Road trailhead. Follow the logging road to huge clearing with many branches; take the one slightly left (towards the Tsunami Wall) and uphill. Afterwards, you'll encounter several branches, just do your best to aim for the Tsunami Wall, which you can see. In front of the Tsunami Wall, there is a clearing just beyond a white boulder in the road, and just before the road begins climbing in earnest. Turn right and contour east. Walk below Midway Cliff, drop down and walk along the base of another small cliffband. About 50' beyond this, go 200' uphill, then back west for a bit, then straight up to reach the left end of the Outback Slab. Walk right to the open area at low point on the slab.
Climbing Season For the Northern Region area.
Weather station 12.9 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Outback Slab
Lurch 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c NY
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P1: Climb up the arete, then up the face (crux) to a crack. Step left, then back right to a fixed anchor. 5.11b, 100'P2: Step right from the anchor and climb a steep face straight up. When the angle eases, some sparse bolts protect slab climbing up to another fixed anchor. 5.7, 100'...[more] Browse More Classics in NY