Type: Trad, 505 ft (153 m), 4 pitches
FA: Adam Crofoot, Kevin MudRat MacKenzie, 2014
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Shared By: Kevin MudRat MacKenzie on Jul 16, 2014
Admins: Jim Lawyer

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If you want to climb in the most remote area in the High Peaks with Marcy’s northern technical walls and East face in the background, then this 505-foot route may be the perfect venue. With a start to end mileage of 19 miles from the Garden Trailhead (including lunch on Mt. Haystack), this is an adventure in tenacity--but the "climb is worth the view".

The rock is of excellent quality with the first pitch beginning from the basaltic dike on the right side-Mt. Colden’s Trap Dike in miniature. An aesthetic line up a left rising crack with excellent holds and edges breaks a corner to follow thirty feet up a right rising crack on the western aspect face (90'). Easy climbing follows up along cracks in bulges of pitted ‘moonrock’ (180'). The third pitch adds a technical slide into the mix (165') before ending on a small cliff with a handcrack (70').

Route Description On Adirondack Rock


This area lies on a western aspect in the north end of Panther Gorge below the shoulder of Little Haystack. Be prepared to donate a bit of blood in order to get to the base of the route, it's guarded by dense forest.

This previously undocumented cliff lies between a left rising gully on the northern edge and right rising gully (really a basaltic dike) on the right. The gully and dike trend toward each other giving the wall a defined “V” shape.


Standard rack.