Elevation: 535 ft
GPS: 43.556, -73.603 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Benjamin Brooke on Aug 10, 2012 with 3 Suggestions
Admins: Jim Lawyer
Access Issue: Peregrine Closures Details

Description

Shelving Rock is a destination cliff on the east side of Lake George. Shelving has seen a ton of development in the last few years and is not included in the paper edition of Adirondack Rock. However, ADK rock has kept up on their website.

adirondackrock.com/newroute…

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

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.

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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.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 37
Devo
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 36
Breaking Bad
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 35
The Gong Show
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 29
Toucan
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 29
Diva
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 14
Three Degrees Of Separation
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 9
Hackett Corner
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 37
Wake and Bake
Sport 2 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 13
The Cenotaph
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 23
Johnny Tsunami
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 8
Die By The Drop
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 19
Oracle
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 7
Two Evil Deeds
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 8
Protruding Forehead
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 13
Claim Jumper
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Devo Neanderthal Cave
 37
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Breaking Bad Neanderthal Cave
 36
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Gong Show Main Wall
 35
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad
Toucan Ark Wall
 29
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Diva Neanderthal Cave
 29
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Three Degrees Of Separation Carhartt Wall
 14
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Hackett Corner Main Wall
 9
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Wake and Bake Main Wall
 37
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
The Cenotaph Carhartt Wall
 13
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Johnny Tsunami Big Wall
 23
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Die By The Drop Big Wall
 8
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Oracle Ark Wall
 19
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Two Evil Deeds Ark Wall
 7
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Protruding Forehead Neanderthal Cave
 8
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Claim Jumper Main Wall
 13
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
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