Poke-O-Moonshine Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Pano of Poke-o-moonshine
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.
Weather station 6.7 miles from here
62 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',17],['3 Stars',28],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Poke-O-Moonshine
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Poke-O-Moonshine:
Featured Route For Poke-O-Moonshine
Bloody Mary 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a NY
: ... : Poke-O-Moonshine Main Face
Paralyzing positioning, sustained climbing, and impeccable rock make this route one of Poke-O's finest vertical jaunts. As you climb, remind yourself that for 15 years, this route stood as the hardest climb in the Adirondacks. Pitch 1:Begin roughly 100 feet to the right and uphill from Gamesmanship, and roughly 100 feet to the left of The Fastest Gun. Spot the curving dihedral high on the route (the 2nd pitch), this is what you are aiming for. Climb the broken corner and hand cracks to the l...[more] Browse More Classics in NY
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.