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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

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

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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Rock Climbing Photo: Simon Thompson leading P1 of AMG, Feb. 17, 2013.  ...

Avalanche Mountain Gully WI4-  New York : Adirondacks : ... : Avalanche Lake/Pass
Scramble up the lower gully for a few hundred feet...mostly steep snow with a WI3 step in the beginning. Beware of avalanche danger on the first sections. After that, belay on the right for a pitch up to a cramped belay cave (single file), clip 2 old pitons at the cave. The next pitch deals with a 70 degree ramp to a hanging curtain which can be dispatched in a number of ways....[more]   Browse More Classics in New York

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