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Location: New York : Payne Lake : A Better Place, Now! (5.6)
By: Jim Lawyer When: 2 days ago

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Comments: Nice line; somebody needs to remove that terrible bush!


Location: New York : Payne Lake : White Lies Yellow Teeth (5.9+)
By: Jim Lawyer When: 2 days ago

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Comments: Pretty fun. The offwidth at the top has some hidden holds that make it a bit easier than otherwise. Needs cleaning...I pulled out some fairly large chockstones. Fixed anchor that you can reach from the top without rappelling.


Location: New York : Payne Lake : Never Ending Math Equation (5.10+)
By: Jim Lawyer When: 2 days ago

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Comments: I thought this was a high quality line. Look for the glue-in bolts. The first bolt is high, so maybe stick clip. The crux is half-way up (not the top). There's a fixed anchor.


Location: New York : Adirondacks : A: Lake Champlain Region : Deadwater : Main Cliff : Drifter (5.10a R)
By: Jim Lawyer When: May 13, 2017

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Comments: Woah...10a? I don't think so. Not if you avoid the routes to either side.


Location: New York : Adirondacks : I: Old Forge Region : Eagle Falls
By: Jim Lawyer When: May 11, 2017

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Comments: As of May 10, 2017, The river is still too high to safely cross. Need a canoe to cross above the dam. The entire area is flooded with sooo much water.

Routes are dry, though.


Location: New York : Adirondacks : H: Southern Mountains : Pinnacle Mountain
By: Jim Lawyer When: May 9, 2017

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Comments: Peter Young: You can, but you have to work a little. For the routes at the Peninsula, walk/bushwhack left in front of the outer face of the peninsula, then back right to a ledge above the routes. A short rappel will get you to an anchor. For the Main Face, walk right into the chimney, make a couple 5th class moves, then walk to the top. The Kraken tree is accessible by walking. The other routes will require a rappel to safely reach an anchor.

So, yes, "reasonable", but not trivial. De... more >>


Location: New York : Adirondacks : A: Lake Champlain Region : Highway Blues Slab
By: Jim Lawyer When: May 8, 2017

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Comments: Regarding Jay's comment about setting up a TR...here's the beta:

Walk left and follow the base of the cliff until you can cut back right to the top. Fairly easy.

You can reach the anchor of Road Trip without any fuss. It's set back from the edge, so you might want some long cord to extend the anchor to the edge.

The anchor on Eighteen Wheeler requires a belay or rappel to safely reach, and [with a 70m rope] you can set a TR directly off this anchor for that route.

F... more >>


Location: New York : Adirondacks : D: Wilmington Region : Bear Den : Doesn't Remind Me (5.10c)
By: Jim Lawyer When: May 2, 2017

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Comments: Hey Matt, the info in Adirondack Rock was how the route was originally attempted. It was abandoned, and later completed by Mark & Will, who used a different (and better) start. That chimney is jingus.


Location: New York : Adirondacks : D: Wilmington Region : Moss Cliff : Creation of the World (5.10+)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Apr 25, 2017

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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.


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