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Coy Dog

5.10c, Trad, 90 ft (27 m),  Avg: 4 from 2 votes
FA: Tim Beaman and Patrick Purcell, 1988
New York > Adirondacks > C: Keene Region > Barkeater Cliff


Hidden in plain sight, this excellent crack is underrated and underclimbed. It features clean, well protected rock and beautiful positioning on the center of a buttress overlooking the cliff and valley below. A must do for those seeking out quality crack climbing.

A bouldery move a few feet off the deck leads to the left-facing corner with a steep finger crack. Step right on a sloped shelf to a hand crack. Follow this crack to the top. Belay on hand-sized gear near the top, or continue further back to the trees. Rappel Fun City for the most convenient descent


The crack splitting the buttress to the left of the corner of Fun City. Scramble up the ledge to the right of the start of Fun City and belay under the left-facing corner


Emphasis on finger-sized pieces may be appreciated

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Burlington, VT
[Hide Comment] This was once rated 5.9! It's still not a gimme at 10c either Jul 16, 2019
Nicholas Orton
Saranac lake
[Hide Comment] Very Nice! This beaut starts off with some, Better than coffee, headgame down low Stabbing for some not so sound jugs with little pro. Just enough Drama down low to make it interesting higher up, with little rests and a healthy pump.. Those finger locks though ... MMM... MMM! Tasty treat this one, I will climb it again. Oct 14, 2019