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
64 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',16],['3 Stars',33],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Poke-O-Moonshine
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Featured Route For Poke-O-Moonshine
Earthly Night 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c NY
: ... : Poke-O-Moonshine Main Face
One of the new-school lines at Poke-O, and a fine one at that. This fully bolted route is quintessential dihedral climbing bookended by some of the most rewarding slab/arete climbing on the cliff. Avoid this route on sunny, summer days, as the black rock and oven-like quality of the corner can melt shoe rubber and make you go blind!! Begin the route by climbing up a 10' blocky corner to the beginning of the first pitch. Climb the technical arete protected by 5 bolts to a set of chain anchors...[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.