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Areas in Poke-O-Moonshine

Poke-O Slab 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Poke-O-Moonshine Main Face 58 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 69
Poke-O-Moonshine Second Tier 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Access Issue: Peregrine closures and approach trail issues Details

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Poke-O-Moonshine

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
 44
Catharsis
Trad 4 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 81
The Sting
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 135
Gamesmanship
Trad 5 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 23
Cirrhosis
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 28
Phase III
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 66
Bloody Mary
Trad 6 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 24
The Great Dihedral
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 94
The Fastest Gun
Trad 4 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 4
It Don't Come Easy
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 5
Freedom Flight
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 22
Son of a Mother
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 18
Menace To Sobriety
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 7
Maestro
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 22
Casual Observer
Trad 2 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 6
Southern Hospitality p1
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Catharsis Poke-O Slab
 44
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad 4 pitches
The Sting Poke-O-Moonshine Main…
 81
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Gamesmanship Poke-O-Moonshine Main…
 135
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 5 pitches
Cirrhosis Poke-O-Moonshine Main…
 23
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Phase III Poke-O-Moonshine Main…
 28
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Bloody Mary Poke-O-Moonshine Main…
 66
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 6 pitches
The Great Dihedral Poke-O-Moonshine Main…
 24
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Trad 3 pitches
The Fastest Gun Poke-O-Moonshine Main…
 94
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
It Don't Come Easy Poke-O-Moonshine Main…
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad 3 pitches
Freedom Flight Poke-O-Moonshine Main…
 5
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad 3 pitches
Son of a Mother Poke-O-Moonshine Main…
 22
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Menace To Sobriety Poke-O-Moonshine Main…
 18
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Maestro Poke-O-Moonshine Main…
 7
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Casual Observer Poke-O-Moonshine Main…
 22
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Southern Hospitality p1 Poke-O-Moonshine Main…
 6
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
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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. Jul 13, 2012
Here's a Gigapan photo of Poko

gigapan.com/gigapans/27098/… Aug 22, 2016

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