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Hidden Pique

WI4, Ice, 100 ft (30 m),  Avg: 3.8 from 10 votes
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New York > Adirondacks > Adirondack Ice… > A: Northeast > Poke-O-Moonshine
Access Issue: Follow trail from old state campground Details

Description

This is a variation to the final pitch of Neurosis. It's one of the most beautiful and aesthetic lines on the cliff.

Climb the ice chimney to the top. It's steep at the bottom and the top.

To descend, walk left to the top of Neurosis and rappel that route with two ropes.

Location

From the giant ledge below the final pitch, walk right 100' to a position below an ice runnel that breaks through sheer rock walls.

It's possible to access this route by walking up the chimney next to the Poke-O Waterfall, walk right along the top of the cliff to the top of Neurosis, then rappel the top pitch of that route. Not really worth it just for this single pitch. Climbing Neurosis is the preferred approach; if Neurosis isn't in, then the The Italian Traverse works well.

Protection

Ice screws. There is some rock gear, but less than what you'd want.

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Katie Vannicola topping out. Feb/2020.
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Alex Jacques
Idyllwild, CA
 
[Hide Comment] I’m not sure if it was because we were worked from a long day, but this felt 4+ and was rather exciting considering how it looks. Feb 2, 2019