Avalanche Lake/Pass Rock Climbing
One of the lower ice bulges.
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.
Weather station 7.9 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Avalanche Lake/Pass
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Avalanche Lake/Pass:
Featured Route For Avalanche Lake/Pass
The Trap Dike
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The Trap Dike and the North face of Gothics are THE classic winter mountaineering ascents in the Adirondacks. Though most parties will only rope up for a couple for a couple of pitches, the Trap Dike provides a fun, exposed, and fairly continuous line directly to the summit of Mt Colden. From the base of the dike, climb one pitch of stepped ice(usually). The belay used to be just above the ice on some fixed tat from bushes/trees. I am not sure if the belay is still there since Irene*. After the ...[more] Browse More Classics in NY