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Areas in Starbuck Mountain

Starbuck Central 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 8 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 8
Starbuck Left 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Starbuck Right 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 6
Elevation: 2,225 ft
GPS: 43.775, -74.088 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jay Harrison on Feb 25, 2013
Admins: Jim Lawyer
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Description

Southern Adirondack Mountain with several cliffs at its base, forming several clusters of good ice climbing.
Unlike most SAdk locales, the approach is short, 20 minutes to Starbuck Central for example.
All the routes on Starbuck face south. As such, they get a lot of insolation. Many of the routes, especially the steeper, more exposed ones, get baked out by mid-February. Most seasons will be short-lived.

Getting There

From the Northway, take exit 25 Chestertown. Head south on Route 8 to Wevertown. At the traffic light, turn right onto Route 28. Drive through the towns of North Creek and North River, after which you will begin climbing a long hill. At its crest, look for Cleveland Road on the left. Turn onto this road and park immediately. Cross Rt. 28 and walk due north toward the foot of mountain. Be aware that private land lies close to either side, stay within the state land boundary. You will cross Raquette Brook and several low spots which may be wet in warm years, but no dangerous water.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Starbuck Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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Banana Almond Bread
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Banana Almond Bread Starbuck Right
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WI4 Ice
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NOTE: As of 15th January 2018, the bridge across Racquette Brook is blocking the stream, which is now flowing over it. Getting to Starbuck is well-nigh impossible without that bridge. There is a large swamp upstream, and the brook is wide, deep, and continuous downstream.
Here's hoping the water level drops enough to pull all the flotsam out and restore the bridge to its original status and purpose. Jan 22, 2018

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