Avalanche Lake/Pass Rock Climbing
Climber high on The Matrix. (This was on the first...
Great backcountry destination. Low crowds, except for Trap Dike.
Lake sits at about 3000 ft, anticipate winter conditions.
ADK LOJ to Marcy Dam then to Avy Lake Pass. About a 5 mile approach.
Skis are the way to go! If you hike/snowshoe in stay OFF the ski tail.
Climbing Season For the * Adirondack Ice & Mixed area.
Weather station 7.9 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Avalanche Lake/Pass
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Featured Route For Avalanche Lake/Pass
WI5+ New York
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This is one of THE classic hard ice routes in the Adirondack Park, right up there with Ice Storm and Artificial Gravity, among others. It's a very long, taxing pitch with multiple cruxes. In a typical ice year, the protection is involved, and just barely adequate to give one the confidence to continue. There are also two direct mixed variations.The route has the distinctive yellow-colored ice that characterizes the ice routes on this wall. It receives late-afternoon sun, and ...[more] Browse More Classics in New York