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Jack in the Pulpit T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Placid Es Pontas T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Elevation: 2,071 ft
GPS: 44.312, -73.967 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: perrotr Perrot on Jul 4, 2016
Admins: Jim Lawyer

Description

Cliff band on the east shore of Lake Placid. The most popular cliff jumping spot on the lake, with the highest jump being 65+ feet up. There are a handful of routes here, the best being an obvious 5.8 handcrack (Jack in the Pulpit), and a 5.11+ deep water solo (Placid Es Pontas). There are several routes both to the right and left of the main cliff as well.

Awesome summer spot for some deep water soloing!

Getting There

You'll need a boat. It's a 5 minute boat ride (motorized) from the marina, or a 30+ minute paddle depending on the wind/weather. From the marina, hug the east shore and head north. You can't miss it.

Most of the lines are best done as deep water solos. If you have a motorboat, have some friends float nearby and swim to the starts (or have your friends back the boat in slowly and idle).

I've seen people kayak/canoe to the cliff and anchor to the wall, but beware of the weather blowing the boat into the wall. Bring a couple extra life jackets as bumper buffers if you decide to anchor at the cliff.

It is also possible to climb here by walking across the ice in the winter. The cliff faces west, so the routes will be in the afternoon sun on a warmer winter day.

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