Elevation: 1,855 ft
GPS: 43.194, -74.497 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Justin Sanford on Jan 24, 2011
Admins: Jim Lawyer

Description

Short south facing cliff on the north side of Otter Lake in Caroga Lake, NY. If you are looking for some fun bouldery sport routes without a crowd, then this is the place for you. Tallest climb in roughly 45' tall, some are only 30-35' tall.

Getting There

Park at the Kane Mtn. tailhead parking area on Green Lake Rd. in Caroga Lake, NY (near the small marina/gas station). From the parking area, walk northeast toward the reservoir and turn left onto the cross country ski trail that cuts over to Pine Lake. About 400 yards down this trail you will see a rock cairn on the right side of the trail. Cut into the woods here to head towards Otter Lake (This appraoch keeps you off of the private property for the 2 hunting camps on Otter Lake). Once you hit the lake, stay on the waters edge of the north side of the lake continuing all the way to the backside of the lake. Follow the climbers trail to the cliff. Total hike takes roughly 25 min.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Otter Lake Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
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Independence Pass Variation
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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Pandora's Box
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Independence Pass Variation
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Pandora's Box
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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