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',29],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Poke-O-Moonshine
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Featured Route For Poke-O-Moonshine
Spider Biter 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c NY
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Fifteen feet right of Pollen Junkies is a huge corner thats marked by a series of roofs (50 yards or so left of Black Market). Spider Biter ascends the corner left of the huge roof. Start at a high finger crack that begins in the roof just left of the giant slab. Climb the finger crack to the base of the corner. Climb the corner to the base of the first roof (double zero). An airy traverse followed by a short lay back gives way to a good (but difficult to see) foot on the arête. Climb...[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.