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Routes in Bluff Island

"Center Crack" T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Cyan Line TR V2-3 5+
Diagonal Crack, The T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Dry Rain T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Green Line V1-2 5
Indigo Line V1-2 5
Red Line Traverse V1-2 5
Yellow Line TR V2-3 5+
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Elevation: 70 ft
GPS: 44.298, -74.197 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Tim Rapczynski on Jun 20, 2016
Admins: Jim Lawyer
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Description

South-facing rock cliff on Bluff Island in Lower Saranac Lake. Plenty of cracks, much of the face is covered in lichen, but still has excellent holds. Traverse in from the East side or start by boat (when the water is calm enough). Excellent deep water soloing. Bomber trees up top for a TR, but need lots of webbing or rope to reach the edge.

Getting There

Access by boat only. Quickest access is from the boat launch at Lower Saranac on Second Pond. Multiple areas to pull up canoes or kayaks on the island. Approach is approximately 30 mins by canoe or kayak. Many campsites on nearby islands and shoreline available for quicker access, reserve online.

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Robert Hall
North Conway, NH
Robert Hall   North Conway, NH  
Not shown on any photos is the beautiful landing spot (flat slab) around to the left of the cliff face.

Great place to spend a hot summer day! Jul 1, 2016
I don't think belaying from a boat is a realistic option with wave "reflections" from numerous motorized boats bouncing off the rock.
When belaying from the top,to be able to see, and to ensure reasonable communication, you may have to set your belay position "over the edge" or ... set up another rope with a climber over the edge relaying messages and acting as "eyes". Sep 5, 2017

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