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Routes in Potter Mountain Cliff

Brazilian T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Ebb and Flow S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Garden of Leadin' S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Groovitational Pull T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Hold It Like a Hamburger S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Honeybadger S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Once in a Lifetime S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Piece Out S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Poker Face S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Positive Latitude S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Pox S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Stop Making Sense T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Tailwinds T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Where the Wild Things Are T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Type: Sport, 320 ft, 2 pitches
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Shared By: Jim Lawyer on Jun 21, 2012
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This full-length route has the best dimpled climbing in the Adirondacks.

P1 5.10b G: Go up the corner to its top (5.7), then go straight up the vertical face. At the top, work right (crux) to a dimple-pulling finish. Once on a ledge, scramble up and left to a fixed anchor. 160'

P2 5.9 PG: Go straight up to a flake, then right to a right-facing edge. Continue straight up black, dimpled awesomeness until you can runout up and right across the "triple R-K" (right rising ribbon of knobs). Mantel into a rust pocket, then go straight up. When the angle diminishes, run up to a headwall and make another move (hard only because of rope drag) to a fixed anchor. 160'

Descent: Rappel with two 60m ropes.


Walk uphill and left along the base of the cliff for 15 minutes to an open area (the bombardment zone from winter ice) with a large pancake-shaped flake leaning against the wall. Begin 40' left of this on a ledge below a shallow right-facing corner.


P1 requires a couple nuts or cams for the 5.7 start, and a #1 Camalot for a directional at the top. For P2, it's nice to have a #2 Camalot. Otherwise, just draws.


Jim Lawyer

Jim Lawyer    
P2 is one of the most amazing pitches anywhere. Super good dimple climbing. Sep 28, 2014
Mark Bealor
Saranac Lake, NY
Mark Bealor   Saranac Lake, NY
Two fantastic pitches. The first pitch has great thin edges on a near vertical wall, and the second pitch wanders up a sea of dimples and dishes that reminded me of a Tuolumne knob climb.
These two pitches alone would be worth a 3 hr. drive and the hike in. Oct 1, 2016
Jay Harrison
Jay Harrison  
1st pitch has several flakes of a "temporary" nature. I don't know what happens to the grade - or come to think of it, the climbers present at the time - when they pop off.
Perhaps my short stature plays a part, but I thought the pitch was harder than 10b.
But P2 is one of the best pitches of climbing anywhere, ever. May 14, 2018

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