Bald Mountain Rock Climbing
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Access Issue: The Old Forge area is a patchwork of private and public property. Please respect private property and posted signs, and avoid climbing or trespassing on private property unless you have permission from the landowner. Details
Bald Mountain is a big tourist type hiking attraction, boasting a very easy hiking trail to the top and a fire tower. More importantly is it's hidden rock climbing, with faces and slabs reaching 200' from the base all the way to the summit. Very easy 10 or 15 minute approach. Approximately 20 or so known routes according to Adirondack Rock.
From Old Forge: Drive north on Route 28, approximately 3 miles from the Visitor Info Center you will pass Hollywood Road on the right. Immediately after that is a dirt pullout on the right for parking. Walk across the street to the snowmobile trail, take the left fork up the hill past the sign that says "Danger, Curves" etc. at the crest of the hill. Turn right off the snowmobile trail at the posted private property signs onto a small foot trail. The small foot trail is occasionally marked with silver tags hammered into trees and red-ish ribbon on some trees. The small foot trail follows the posted private property signs and the trail leads to a boulder scramble up to the foot of the leftmost route at Bald Mt.
Classic Climbing Routes at Bald Mountain
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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