Elevation: 1,952 ft
GPS: 44.517, -73.798 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jim Lawyer on Jun 21, 2012
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Description

Sitting just below the summit of Potter Mountain, this is one of the largest cliffs at Silver Lake. It contains some of the best multi-pitch face climbing in the northeast. The rock is some of the best in the park -- vertical acres of dimpled awesomeness, scoured clean by winter ice.

The cliff heats up in the summer, so don't go here if it's warmer than 70 degrees. In the cool weather of October and November, there is no better place to be; even if it's below freezing at the car, you'll be climbing in T-shirts at the cliff.

Getting There

From the Goodrich Mills Trailhead, follow the logging road to a clearing, then bear 45 degrees right and continue on the logging road to the height of land (good view of the cliff here). Continue another 1 minute along the flat road, then look for a herd path on the left. Follow this (some cairns) to the cliff.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Potter Mountain Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
Stop Making Sense
Trad 4 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 25
Piece Out
Sport 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 18
Poker Face
Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 32
Honeybadger
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 22
Groovitational Pull
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 21
Positive Latitude
Sport 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 7
Brazilian
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 13
Where the Wild Things Are
Trad 3 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 5
Tailwinds
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 8
Garden of Leadin'
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 5
Once in a Lifetime
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Jug-Or-Not
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Stop Making Sense
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Piece Out
 25
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Poker Face
 18
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Honeybadger
 32
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Groovitational Pull
 22
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Positive Latitude
 21
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Brazilian
 7
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Where the Wild Things Are
 13
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Tailwinds
 5
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Garden of Leadin'
 8
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Once in a Lifetime
 5
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Jug-Or-Not
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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