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Cliff-Band Bouldering at Panther Mt. 
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Southern Mountains Rock Climbing 


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Description 

The Southern Mountain includes the cliffs around Arietta, a small town on Route 10. There are a number of crags here, each with its own distinct feel. included are the Lost Crags (McMartin, Lost Hunters, Lost T), Good Luck Lake, Otter Lake, and Pinnacle Mountain. Bouldering areas include Nine Corners Lake and Pinnacle Pullout. Also included are the cliffs around Lake Pleasant and Piseco Lake.

Getting There 

The crags are located along the Route 10 corridor near Caroga Lake and Arietta.

Climbing Season



Weather station 14.1 miles from here

192 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',14],['3 Stars',39],['2 Stars',56],['1 Star',53],['Bomb',2]
['<=5.6',6],['5.7',5],['5.8',19],['5.9',17],['5.10',20],['5.11',19],['5.12',7],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',24],['V2-3',44],['V4-5',18],['V6-7',9],['V8-9',3],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Southern Mountains

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Southern Mountains:
Meat and Potatoes   V1 5     Boulder   Middle Earth : Fortress
Chillen   V4 6B     Boulder   Nine Corners Lake : The Cliffs
Pop or Drop   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Middle Earth : Fortress
Thorazine    V8 7B     Boulder   Middle Earth : Wall Boulder
The Success of Sully's Bride   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 90'   Statebrook
Five Star Crack   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Lost T
Little Kisses   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Lost T
Mystery Achievement   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Good Luck Mountain
Mean Sister   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   Lost T
The Priest Kept My Underwear   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Statebrook
Spelunking Midget   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 45'   Lost T
Wally Your Finger Smells Like The Beaver   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 90'   Statebrook
Father Knows Best   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Lost Hunters
Medicine Man   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 90'   Good Luck Mountain
Pandora's Box    5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Otter Lake Cliff
Ten B   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 45'   Lost T
Alien Umbrella   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Pinnacle Mountain
Three Lions   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 70'   Statebrook
Release the Kraken   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Pinnacle Mountain
Push    5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Good Luck Mountain
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Rock Climbing Photo: "Release the Kraken", one of the most aw...

Release the Kraken 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  NY : Adirondacks : ... : Pinnacle Mountain
This is simply an amazing route. Great rock and interesting climbing throughout. Not a move harder than 5.11b, but it really feels like 5.12 because of the pump. The location can't be beat.Make an easy boulder move to gain the crack, then follow this through a thin section (crux) to easier climbing past a natural thread. Continue up to where the crack angles back left. At this point there are two options. The original ascent followed this left-leaning crack up, then switched to a smaller crack t...[more]   Browse More Classics in NY

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By Kevin Heckeler
From: Upstate New York
Apr 18, 2012
Gary created an excellent guide for [some cliffs in] this area. Please visit his website for the PDFs!

thomannengineering.com/arietta...