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
61 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',18],['3 Stars',27],['2 Stars',16],['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
Phase III 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a NY
: ... : Poke-O-Moonshine Main Face
Big, mean, and foreboding--Phase III delivers the goods in one nasty pitch of body-thrutching hatred. Put on your ratty dungarees, tape up, and send.Phase III begins to the right of Son of a Mother in the obvious off-width crack, and continues for 90 feet in the same crack. The crux comes--like many routes on this cliff--at about 2/3 height. It involves moving through an overhanging corner sans discernible feet.Finish up easier terrain to chain anchors. Mother's Day Variation (5.9+, PG...[more] Browse More Classics in NY
Latest Regional Forum Messages
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.