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Baker Mountain Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Simon Thompson on Oct 11, 2011
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Baker Mountain is a small peak right outside Saranac Lake with a small cliff on its western flank that offers a nice quiet spot for top-roping and hanging out. Most of the climbs can be led with good protection as well. One of the major attractions of this cliff is that it has something for everybody(unless you climb harder than 5.12).

Getting There 

The trailhead is located on the NE side of Moody Pond. Starting on Rt 3 in Saranac Lake, driving toward Lake Placid, continue straight onto Brandy Brook Lane at the unconventional intersection near the NBT Bank. Cross the railroad tracks and turn left onto Pine St. After crossing the railroad tracks again turn right on Forest Hill Ave. Continue down Forest Hill Ave to Moody Pond and park on the far side near the trailhead.

Near the beginning, the trail splits and the main hiking trail(red markers) goes to the summit. The trail to get to the cliffs continues straight. Follow the trail for about 10 minutes to a small herd path(marked with a small cairn) on the left just past a marshy area. Follow the herd path for a couple minutes to reach the base of the cliff.

Climbing Season

For the K: Northern Region area.

Weather station 2.4 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Baker Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Baker Mountain:
Baker Chimney   WI3+     Ice, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Tom starting up the ledges

Baker Chimney WI3+  New York : Adirondacks : ... : Baker Mountain
Just before you come to the main cliff on Baker there is a narrow chimney that freezes over nicely in the winter. Start up a series of ledges then up into the narrow chimney. The crux is near the top on some ice pillars depending on how the ice is that year. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in New York

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By Simon Thompson
From: New Paltz, NY
Oct 12, 2011
Be careful of loose rock on top of the cliff. Every time I've been there it seems to be a problem.
By Nicholas Orton
From: Saranac lake
2 days ago
Replaced the rap anchor on the big tree on the left side of the cliff. Good to go! Kinda have to swing in to that rap though its easy enough to walk off climbers right. I would not trust the Shrubs on the top of easy edge.

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