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Open Project T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Elevation: 2,800 ft
GPS: 44.208, -73.828 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Robert Hall on Jul 11, 2016
Admins: Jim Lawyer
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Description

This is the big face so easily seen from the parking lot of the Noonmark Diner, and from many other places in Keene Valley.

Definitely a "wilderness outing", it is less committing than, for example, Wallface but still deserves respect.

Adirondack Rock (Lawyer & Haas) lists several routes here, including the historic 1935 "Goodwin-Stanley".

Getting There

Take the trail that leaves the Garden Parking and heads for the Brothers; after about 1/4 mile turn right onto the Porter / Little Porter Trail. After climbing about 1100-1200 vertical feet and a little less than 2 miles you should hit a very flat area with a stream next to the trail.

Adirondack Rock mentions a cairn here, but we just left the trail and contoured around about 1/4 to 1/2 mile through bushes & trees, eventually also boulders. We made (circa 2005) a few cairns on some of the larger boulders, but whether they remain and whether it was/is the "best" path can't say. I recall we took 30-40 minutes from leaving the trail, but if there's been more traffic in the intervening years it might be faster.

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