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Avalanche Lake/Pass

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Avalanche Lake/Pass Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 3,000'
Location: 44.34537, -74.40244 View Map  Incorrect?
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Great backcountry destination. Low crowds, except for Trap Dike.

Lake sits at about 3000 ft, anticipate winter conditions.

Getting There 

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

Weather station 7.9 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Avalanche Lake/Pass

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Avalanche Lake/Pass:
The Trap Dike   WI2     Ice, 2 pitches, 2000'   
Avalanche Mountain Gully   WI4-     Chipped, Ice, 2 pitches, 175'   
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The Matrix WI5+  New York : Adirondacks : ... : Avalanche Lake/Pass
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

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