Elevation: 2,380 ft
GPS: 44.334, -74.105 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Simon Thompson on Oct 11, 2011
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Description

Baker Mountain is a small peak right outside Saranac Lake with a small cliff on its western flank that offers a nice quiet spot for top-roping and hanging out. Most of the climbs can be led with good protection as well. One of the major attractions of this cliff is that it has something for everybody(unless you climb harder than 5.12).

Getting There

The trailhead is located on the NE side of Moody Pond. Starting on Rt 3 in Saranac Lake, driving toward Lake Placid, continue straight onto Brandy Brook Lane at the unconventional intersection near the NBT Bank. Cross the railroad tracks and turn left onto Pine St. After crossing the railroad tracks again turn right on Forest Hill Ave. Continue down Forest Hill Ave to Moody Pond and park on the far side near the trailhead.

Near the beginning, the trail splits and the main hiking trail(red markers) goes to the summit. The trail to get to the cliffs continues straight. Follow the trail for about 10 minutes to a small herd path(marked with a small cairn) on the left just past a marshy area. Follow the herd path for a couple minutes to reach the base of the cliff.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Baker Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
WI3
 4
Baker Chimney
Ice
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 18
TB or Not TB
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Cure Cottage
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Scarynac Crack
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Bubba Does Baker
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Baker Chimney
 4
WI3 Ice
TB or Not TB
 18
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Cure Cottage
 5
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Scarynac Crack
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Bubba Does Baker
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
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