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Location: New York : Adirondacks : D: Wilmington Region : Moss Cliff : Creation of the World (5.10+)
By: Jim Lawyer When: 5 days ago

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Comments: Jerome: In case that link is taken down:

Start: On the overhanging northeast face, find the lone low bolt and begin just to the right.

Pitch 1: Clip the bolt (while standing on the ground) and make difficult face moves leftwards past the bolt to a small overlap. Small TCUs and nuts protect the moves up the shallow left-facing corner and into the "flare". The flare constitutes the crux of the pitch and is easier for small people: awkward moves and good protection i... more >>


Location: New York : Adirondacks : I: Old Forge Region : Eagle Falls : Promiscuous Girl (5.12b)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Apr 18, 2017

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Comments: Matt, yes, the route has been led since the loss of the two aforementioned holds. Goes at 12b, in my opinion...just a little harder than the original.


Location: New York : Adirondacks : F: Lake George Region : Rogers Rock : The Matrix (5.8-)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Apr 17, 2017

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Comments: Nick: See above comments. Double 60m ropes are necessary to rappel.


Location: New York : Adirondacks : F: Lake George Region : Barton High Cliffs : Photo
By: Jim Lawyer When: Feb 25, 2017

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Comments: The clean buttress just left of center is the route Final Frontier.


Location: New York : Adirondacks : F: Lake George Region : Barton High Cliffs : Photo
By: Jim Lawyer When: Feb 25, 2017

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Comments: As an aside, the ramp shown in the photo is the start of the winter route From My Cold Dead Hands.


Location: New York : Adirondacks : F: Lake George Region : Barton High Cliffs : Photo
By: Jim Lawyer When: Feb 25, 2017

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Comments: This is the "Excellent Adventure" buttress.


Location: Europe : Greece : Santorini
By: Jim Lawyer When: Feb 25, 2017

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Comments: Topos are here:
vrahomania.gr/%CF%83%CE%B1%CE%...

(It's in Greek, but has maps and photo diagrams that are good enough.)


Location: New York : Adirondacks : E: High Peaks Region : Noonmark Mountain : Wiessner Route (5.8) : Photo
By: Jim Lawyer When: Feb 19, 2017

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Comments: Definitely not a survey marker. My guess is that it was added to facilitate climbing the crack. It's hard right there, and the bolt makes a perfect foothold.


Location: New York : Adirondacks : * Adirondack Ice & Mixed : D: Keene Valley and Chapel ... : Chapel Pond : ... : Photo
By: Jim Lawyer When: Feb 19, 2017

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Comments: I'm not sure what "Patey's Right" is, but the line you have labeled as "Patey's Right" is actually "Patey's Straight". The original Patey's goes right about 20' up the gully. The roof is yet some other unnamed version.


Location: New York : Adirondacks : H: Southern Mountains : Pinnacle Mountain : What The Eft (5.11b) : Photo
By: Jim Lawyer When: Feb 17, 2017

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Comments: This was before Black Lung was cleaned, which is the crack to the right.


Location: New York : Adirondacks : A: Lake Champlain Region : Poke-O-Moonshine : Poke-O-Moonshine Main Face : Gun Control Now (5.11d)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Feb 16, 2017

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Comments: Avoiding the cheater stones is V6.


Location: New York : Adirondacks : * Adirondack Ice & Mixed : A: Northeast : Poke-O-Moonshine
By: Jim Lawyer When: Feb 9, 2017

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Comments: Chuck, it's a limitation of MP for now. (The words "Rock Climbing" are added by MP and are not removable.)


Location: New York : Adirondacks : * Adirondack Ice & Mixed : G: The Southern Region : West Canada Cliff : Beast of the Northern Wild (WI5+)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Feb 9, 2017

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Comments: This ice route follows (more or less) the summer route "Sausage Science", which ends on the ledge. The ice route stretches the rope to the top of the cliff.


Location: New York : Adirondacks : * Adirondack Ice & Mixed : G: The Southern Region : West Canada Cliff
By: Jim Lawyer When: Feb 9, 2017

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Comments: Outside of Avalanche Lake, this has the most difficult back-country ice climbing in the Adirondack Park. It's an amazing place.


Location: New York : Adirondacks : * Adirondack Ice & Mixed
By: Jim Lawyer When: Jan 19, 2017

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Comments: "Blue Lines 2" can be purchased from The Mountaineer in Keene Valley.


Location: New York : Adirondacks : * Adirondack Ice & Mixed : D: Keene Valley and Chapel ... : Chapel Pond : Lilith (WI4)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Jan 10, 2017

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Comments: There are two variations that remove all the wandering on this route.

On the first pitch, you can approach the belay ledge directly from below, making this pitch much more difficult. If it's not iced up, then you can dry tool a hidden crack in a right-facing wall (gear to 3"). Both options are great, and make a much nicer first pitch.

On the second pitch, there is a direct approach to the column from the belay ledge. On the overhanging wall, directly above th... more >>


Location: New York : Adirondacks : * Adirondack Ice & Mixed : D: Keene Valley and Chapel ... : Chapel Pond Canyon : Ice Storm (WI5+ M5 PG13)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Jan 3, 2017

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Comments: Regarding the toprope comment above: this route (and the others on this wall) rarely forms, and when it does, the ice is fragile. I recommend against toproping it unless you can really treat it delicately.


Location: New York : Adirondacks : * Adirondack Ice & Mixed : A: Northeast : Poke-O-Moonshine : Bushido (WI4+)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Dec 22, 2016

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Comments: This is one of the better lines at the Waterfall, but I think it's solid WI5. It's steeper, and less featured than the other lines, and is almost always delaminated. Finishing up the arete directly above puts the line at WI5+/6-.


Location: Europe : Greece : Kalymnos : Kalydna : Aurora (Part1) (5.12a)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Dec 13, 2016

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Comments: Old-school bolt spacing. Exciting!


Location: New York : Adirondacks : B: Chapel Pond Pass : The Creature Wall : Arachnid Traction (5.8) : Photo
By: Jim Lawyer When: Dec 7, 2016

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Comments: The crack (with the tree in it) is Jump Bat Crack. The climber (coming in from the right side of the photo) is on Arachnid Traction.


Location: New York : Adirondacks : B: Chapel Pond Pass : The Creature Wall : Christine (5.10a/b)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Dec 7, 2016

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Comments: I got back on this over the summer and found it on the hard side of 5.10, perhaps more like 10c. And I agree that the crux protects really well. The only issue is the roof, which has big, easy holds, but consists of blocks that are a little scary; best to protect in the crack below and move quickly (and gingerly) over this without gear. The crack above protects really well too with #0.75-#1 Camalots.


Location: New York : Adirondacks : C: Keene Region : The Barkeater Cliff : Finger It Out (5.10b)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Oct 1, 2016

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Comments: The ground at the start as eroded considerably, making the start much harder (perhaps in the 5.11 range). To keep the grade, simply begin to the left in the next crack.


Location: New York : Adirondacks
By: Jim Lawyer When: Sep 13, 2016

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Comments: For bouldering, check out Adirondack Park Bouldering by Justin Sanford.


Location: New York : Adirondacks : B: Chapel Pond Pass : The Aquarium : Rum Doodle (5.7)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Sep 7, 2016

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Comments: I noticed (and was alarmed by) the "unfortunate graffiti" last weekend (Sep 5, 2016). It appears that people are scraping the moss off the rock to form letters. It's not paint or scratching on the rock. This is a new thing, and is totally unacceptable. It's 50' from the Giant Mtn Trailhead, so it's not surprising, and is consistent with the piles of poop in the woods next to the trailhea... more >>


Location: New York : Adirondacks : B: Chapel Pond Pass
By: Jim Lawyer When: Aug 30, 2016

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Comments: Shane: That hasn't been added. Got for it!


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