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Bimathalon (aka Silver Slab) T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Lurch S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Polychrome S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Elevation: 1,607 ft
GPS: 44.516, -73.802 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Jim Lawyer on Jul 19, 2012
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Description

This beautiful slab has a steep lower section and a lower-angled upper section that goes on for 200'. The rock is generally very clean with knobs and dimples that characterize the larger Potter Mountain.

There are some very old routes here, as well as some new-school face and slab climbs.

Getting There

Park at the Turnpike Road trailhead. Follow the logging road to huge clearing with many branches; take the one slightly left (towards the Tsunami Wall) and uphill. Afterwards, you'll encounter several branches, just do your best to aim for the Tsunami Wall, which you can see. In front of the Tsunami Wall, there is a clearing just beyond a white boulder in the road, and just before the road begins climbing in earnest. Turn right and contour east. Walk below Midway Cliff, drop down and walk along the base of another small cliffband. About 50' beyond this, go 200' uphill, then back west for a bit, then straight up to reach the left end of the Outback Slab. Walk right to the open area at low point on the slab.

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Mark Bealor
Saranac Lake, NY
Mark Bealor   Saranac Lake, NY
Beautiful slab that should see more traffic-4 "Potter quality" routes in a quiet setting. Nice open base.
Routes (esp. 2nd pitches) are more pure friction than Potter. All well protected by slab standards.
Morticia is very good too, but it's 1st pitch corner/groove has gotten grown in (maybe a few bolts and climb this section as a slab??). Oct 29, 2017

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