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Adirondack Park Bouldering

Adirondack Park Bouldering (2016)

Justin Sanford

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The first dedicated bouldering guidebook to the Adirondack Park, documenting hundreds of boulder problems in more than 20 areas. Review here.

Adirondack Rock, Second Edition

Adirondack Rock: A Rock Climbers Guide (2014)

Jim Lawyer and Jeremy Haas

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The second edition of Adirondack Rock is the comprehensive rock climbing guidebook to the Adirondack Park. The two volumes include 3,100+ routes on all known crags on public land within the boundary of the Adirondack Park in New York State.

Cover, Healy, 1967

A Climber's Guide to the Adirondacks - Rock and Slide Climbs (1967)

Trudy Healy, Adirondack Mountain Club

The original/first guidebook to rock climbing in the Adirondack Park.

Cover, Healy, 1972

A Climber's Guide to the Adirondacks - Rock and Slide Climbs (1972)

Trudy Healy, Adirondack Mountain Club

Second printing (with revisions) of the original guidebook to rock climbing in the Adirondack Park.

Cover, Rosecrans, 1976

Adirondack Rock and Ice Climbs (1976)

Thomas R. Rosecrans

A complete guide to rock and ice climbing in the Adirondack Park, ca 1976.

Cover, Mellor, 1983

Climbing in the Adirondacks - A Guide to Rock and Ice Routes in the Adirondack Park (1983)

Don Mellor

First edition of Mellor's guide to rock and ice climbing in the Adirondack Park.

Cover, Mellor, 1988

Climbing in the Adirondacks - A Guide to Rock and Ice Routes in the Adirondack Park (1988, 1994)

Don Mellor, Adirondack Mountain Club

The second edition of Mellor's guidebook to ice and rock climbs in the Adirondack Park.

Adirondack Rock cover

Adirondack Rock: A Rock Climbers Guide (2008, 2010)

Jim Lawyer and Jeremy Haas

Adirondack Rock is a new (2008) comprehensive rock climbing guidebook to the Adirondack Park, written by Jim Lawyer and Jeremy Haas. The guidebook includes all technical rock climbing routes and boulder problems from all known crags and boulders located on public land within the boundary of the Adirondack Park in New York State.

Climbing in the Adirondacks, 1995

Climbing In The Adirondacks - A Guide to Rock and Ice Routes in the Adirondack Park (1995, 1997)

Written by Don Mellor, published by the Adirondack Mountain Club

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The Third Edition (red cover) is the definitive guide to Adirondack climbing. While it doesn't have every single route in it, it's the best available.

As with most guidebooks, take this one with a grain of salt.