Adirondack Ice & Mixed Climbing
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Ice climbing in the Adirondacks is as solitary an experience as its rock climbing counterpart. The routes range in character from solitarty drip lines to chandaliered waterfall ice. From Poke-O's long, heady smearfests, to the fat plastic ice of Chapel Pond Gully, the Adirondacks house some of the East's finest ice escapes. If you come with an open mind, a sense of adventure, and a penchant for adverse conditions, you won't be disappointed.
The ice climbing descriptions have been organized into subareas to match the chapters in the local guidebook Blue Lines 2 as follows:
B: Climbs near Lake Placid
D: Keene Valley and Chapel Pond
E: Interior High Peaks
F: The Central Region
G: The Southern Region
(Yes, this is a little confusing in that the organization differs from that used to organize the rock climbing routes. This organization mimics that of the local ice climbing guidebook. Click here to see a google map showing the Blue Lines 2 climbing areas and how they are subdivided.)
If you are coming from the south, Interstate 87 (The New York Thruway) will deposit you in the Park.
Traveling from the east, there are several ways, all of which offer similar travel time, that get you there. The Charlotte, VT Ferry; The Burlington, VT Ferry; and the Grand Isle, VT Ferry all drop you off along the eastern side of the Adirondack Park, although in the middle of winter, the ferries typically do not run. You can always cross at Crown Point. Once across Lake Champlain, find your way to your specific areas. The Route 73 corridor through Chapel Pond and Cascade Pass is the most popular.
From the west, travelers can take Route 3, 28, or 8 depending on the destination you wish to visit.
At this point you should refer to the detailed descriptions for each area.
Classic Climbing Routes at Adirondack Ice & Mixed
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