The cliff is extremely impressive for the Adirondacks. It lords over Interstate 87 between exits 32 and 33. There have been many close calls and near miss accidents as climbers strain to see the cliff and all it offers. Most of the routes on the cliff are in the moderate to hard range; that is, don't expect the wonderful selection the Gunks offers; you have to earn the climbs here. However, if you feel comfortable at these grades then this is the place to be for big, long, and exposed pitches on high quality granite. Add to this the distance it takes to get there from major cities, and this cliff has a quiet feel that is pure Adirondack climbing.
59 Total Routes
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Gamesmanship 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c NY
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Gamesmanship is one of Poke-O's oldest and finest routes. Begin the route in the right hand of two handcracks behind a nice, large birch tree. Pitch 1: Technically, the route's crux is the first 15 feet of climbing and consists of insecure (read: slippery) jams in a fist-size crack. Once past this section, expect endless jamming in an impeccable crack to a bolted anchor. (5.8+ / 140 feet)Pitch 2:Continue up the left-facing corner above and belay at the dike on a comfortable ledge. (5.7 / 120 f...[more] Browse More Classics in NY
Latest Regional Forum Messages
Main cliff from road.
|By Ian Dibbs|
Jul 13, 2012
Lots of routes to choose from although not many "moderates", usualy not crowded, easy parking and quick walk to rock face but .... constant noise from the highway was a big turn-off for me.
|By burlap submariner|
Apr 19, 2013
Whats the haps for the bird closures this year? Thinking of coming in the next two weeks and wondering if it would be worth the trip from new hammy.