Dix Mtn. Rock Climbing
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DescriptionDix Mtn. is a secluded area in the heart of the Dix Mountain Wilderness area with trails to the summit and a plethora of slides on all flanks. While most are scrambles, there is a technical slide on the western Hunters Pass corridor named the Buttress Slide. Other named slides include the Beckhorn Slide on the east side, North & South Fork Slides/Hunters Pass Slide on the western side, the Finger Slides (8 dominant) on the northwestern side and the Lobster Claw Slide on the west side of the ridge between Dix and Hough.
Being located in the Dix Mountain Wilderness area, no bear canisters are required here.
Private Land/Hunting Season Limitation from Elk Lake Details
From Elk Lake, the Dix Trail traverses private land until a few tenths of a mile before Slide Brook, so dont deviate from the marked path. This segment is also closed during the big game hunting season (Dept. of Environmental Conservation Dates: dec.ny.gov/outdoor/28605.html ).
Getting ThereFrom Elk Lake: Park at the public parking lot near the end of Elk Lake Road in North Hudson. Begin hiking along the Dix Trail toward Dix Pond. At 4.3 miles youll reach the Beckhorn Trail. To summit Dix, you can follow the Beckhorn trail to the right or continue straight into Hunters Pass and up the ridge. The latter option is longer, but takes you below the North/South Fork Slide, Buttress Slide and Hunters Pass Slide.
From Round Pond Trailhead: Park at the Round Pond trailhead southeast of Chapel Pond. Follow the trail past Round Pond toward the North Fork Boquet River. Cross the bottom of the NW Finger Slides and attain the steep ridge to reach the summit.
See ADK High Peaks guides for an in depth description.
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