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Elevation: 535 ft
GPS: 43.55552, -73.60298
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Shelving Rock is a destination cliff on the east side of Lake George. The approach is short 5-20min depending on which wall you go to. The views of Lake George are first class. There are over 75 routes ranging from 5.5 to 5.12+. Many of the climbs are modern trad (gear and bolts). There are also many straight up sport climbs. Some walls get direct sun and some are shady giving the climber options depending on weather conditions.

This cliff is awesome if you are climbing anywhere near Lake George it is well worth it.

Note: Helmets are recomended for climber and belayer. Lots of choss was cleaned during development but occasionally more loose rock is encountered.

Getting There Suggest change

From exit 20 of the Northway (I-87) head north on Route 9 for a couple minutes, then take a right onto Route 149. Follow Route 149 into Washington County and turn LEFT onto Buttermilk Falls Road. Follow this straight out until it becomes dirt. Continue until the Upper Hogtown Parking Area (Sleeping Beauty) is directly ahead. Turn left and go downhill on a dirt and paved road for a couple miles. Look for the Shelving Rock hiking trailhead on your right. Continue past this to the parking lot #5 on the left. The parking lot is U-shaped. Look for a path across the road (right hand side) and slightly north of the parking area. The parking lot is just under 14 miles from 149. Total drive time from the highway is about 40 minutes, depending on how gentle you are to car on the dirt sections.

59 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Shelving Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 27
Shelving Rock Earth Penatrator
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 47
Sub Dude
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 34
Dweezil
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 44
Devo
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 48
Breaking Bad
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 42
The Gong Show
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 27
Rock Lobster
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 34
Diva
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 17
Three Degrees Of Separation
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 47
Wake and Bake
Sport 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 27
Johnny Tsunami
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Good Day
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 10
Die By The Drop
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 9
Protruding Forehead
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 14
Claim Jumper
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Shelving Rock Earth Penatrator 6. Desert Shield Area
 27
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Sub Dude 3. Neanderthal Cave
 47
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Dweezil 3. Neanderthal Cave
 34
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Devo 3. Neanderthal Cave
 44
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Breaking Bad 3. Neanderthal Cave
 48
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Gong Show 2. Main Wall
 42
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad
Rock Lobster 2. Main Wall
 27
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Diva 3. Neanderthal Cave
 34
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Three Degrees Of Separation 1. Carhartt Wall
 17
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Wake and Bake 2. Main Wall
 47
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Johnny Tsunami 4. The Big Wall
 27
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Good Day 2. Main Wall
 8
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Die By The Drop 4. The Big Wall
 10
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Protruding Forehead 3. Neanderthal Cave
 9
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Claim Jumper 2. Main Wall
 14
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
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