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Azure Mountain

New York > Adirondacks > K: Northern Region

Description

Azure is a small mountain located in the Northern stretch of the Adirondack Park. There are many rock, ice, and mixed climbing opportunities here. There are many established routes as well as opportunities for exploratory route or mountaineering adventures. The view of the High Peaks from the summit can also be inspiring on a clear day.

Getting There

The first of the climbing can be reached within 25 minutes from the trailhead. Getting to the main face takes an additional 20-30 minutes in good conditions.

From the parking lot, follow the hiking trail past the register until a picnic table and small stream are reached. Cross the small stream and leave the trail to the left, following a climbers path. This will trend up and right toward the sidewalk cafe area.

Routes from Left to Right

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Whiteface in the distance  Early April 2016
[Hide Photo] Whiteface in the distance Early April 2016
Lots of small ice climbing spots .... lots of climbers in winter of 2015/2016
[Hide Photo] Lots of small ice climbing spots .... lots of climbers in winter of 2015/2016
A (abandoned?) rope dangles down revealing 20 + ft of overhang <br>
"Cote d Azure" is in the background
[Hide Photo] A (abandoned?) rope dangles down revealing 20 + ft of overhang "Cote d Azure" is in the background
Lots of rock ... Weenie Jam ramp is on the left, the inside corner on the right of WJ is  Planet Claire 5.5, Azurite the arĂȘte then .... that big blank face on the right side waiting for high end climbing.
[Hide Photo] Lots of rock ... Weenie Jam ramp is on the left, the inside corner on the right of WJ is Planet Claire 5.5, Azurite the arĂȘte then .... that big blank face on the right side waiting for high end c…
Where to turn .... the main DEC hiking trail to the summit goes straight (across a small stream) ... climbers trail forks left, " 10:00" on a faint trail ...<br>
  The "hump" in the distance holds the cliffs on the gentle looking left side.
[Hide Photo] Where to turn .... the main DEC hiking trail to the summit goes straight (across a small stream) ... climbers trail forks left, " 10:00" on a faint trail ... The "hump" in the distance holds the…
Turn (left onto Blue Mountain Rd) when coming from the south on 458. 
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   There is a small sign saying " Deer Valley Trails" 6.5 miles to parking area ...
[Hide Photo] Turn (left onto Blue Mountain Rd) when coming from the south on 458. There is a small sign saying " Deer Valley Trails" 6.5 miles to parking area ...
Looking directly at Weenie Jam ( wet and left of center)... still with downwards cascading water in early May ....
[Hide Photo] Looking directly at Weenie Jam ( wet and left of center)... still with downwards cascading water in early May ....
Equinox Face ... the right side, the first part accessed from the trail. Up to 125 ft 0f 5.3 - 5.7 climbing.
[Hide Photo] Equinox Face ... the right side, the first part accessed from the trail. Up to 125 ft 0f 5.3 - 5.7 climbing.
Good sized cliff ... this is what you see as you approach from the trail/bushwack. The vertical orange-ish rock in pic center is Cote d' Azure
[Hide Photo] Good sized cliff ... this is what you see as you approach from the trail/bushwack. The vertical orange-ish rock in pic center is Cote d' Azure
Flubby Dub starts as a leaning offwidth (green).   First Feast ascends up through a small overhang through the nicely-featured flake system (blue).  Bill and Kevin climbed Flubby Dub and named the Dinner Table in '85  Russ and I put up First Feast in '87
[Hide Photo] Flubby Dub starts as a leaning offwidth (green). First Feast ascends up through a small overhang through the nicely-featured flake system (blue). Bill and Kevin climbed Flubby Dub and named the…

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[Hide Comment] Perhaps unnecessary advice to Adirondack regulars but .... the black flies and their friends are plentiful and hungry at Azure,
I could not have belayed without using a mesh face protector and covering all exposed skin. May 6, 2016