Huckleberry Mountain Rock Climbing
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These approaches cross private property and are closed to the public. The only known legitimate approach to Huckleberry is described below and in the 2nd printing of Adirondack Rock.
Drive into Warrensburg and turn
L on Highway 418.
418 crosses a bridge (over the Schroon River) and immediately turns sharp right.
Do not go straight uphill after the bridge!
Drive ~ 3 1/2 miles out of town. Rt. 418 crosses another bridge (over the Hudson River). It then crosses a RR track and swings sharply left.
R on Athol Road (this turn is easy to miss)
Athol Road curves a lot, swinging sharply right and passing through the hamlet of Athol, then swings left and goes uphill for about a mile. At the top of the hill turn:
R on Mountain Rd
Stay on Mountain Road its entire length, until you come to a stop sign. Here, you go left (-ish, it's almost straight ahead) onto Valley Road.
Drive about a mile and turn:
L on Garnet Lake Rd
Drive about 1 1/3 miles and turn:
R on Sky High Rd (which may be spelled Ski Hi)
NOTE: if the bridge is out, continue past Sky High Rd. 1/4 mile and turn sharply right onto Putnam Cross Road to regain it.
Drive to the bitter, rough end of the road. At the end, about 1 1/2 miles up, is a parking lot.
OR, you can type in the directions to Sky High Road, Thurman, NY 12885
Approach is approximately two hours from the parking lot. Take trails that typically lead to the Crane Mountain summit, but continue straight at the final sign to turn off for the summit. Follow ATV trail to the old paint mine road.
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