Porter Mountain Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||Robert Hall on Jul 11, 2016|
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DescriptionThis 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 ThereTake 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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