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Wallface in the winter ADK

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Matt Carroll · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 35

Headed to the daks this weekend to climb some ice. Are there reliable routes that form on wallface worth doing? Plan would be to ski in/out and try to climb something out there.

all input welcome including other similar style day suggestions.

Josiah Ferguson · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2011 · Points: 15

I don't think much forms on Wallface consistently. You'd be looking at more cold rock climbing than ice. For remote, long ice routes in the dacks Panther Gorge on mount Marcy is probably a better bet. Or simul up some of the gothics slides.

Nick Goldsmith · · Pomfret VT · Joined Aug 2009 · Points: 440

avalanche lake?

Bill Kirby · · Baltimore Maryland · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 480

Research Adirondike or Avalanche Mountain Gully

Gunkiemike · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2009 · Points: 2,785

My (admittedly dim) memory is that one can't ski within 1/3 mile or so of Wallface from either the N or the S. And the postholing could be epic if there's much snow. The boulders are minivan-to-cabin sized.

Matt Carroll · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 35

Yeah I've been out there in the summer and your right about the post-holing. I think some of these other options are keepers though!

Thanks all, always appreciated

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