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Barton High Cliffs Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,633'
Location: 43.75431, -73.59836 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Bill Sacks on Apr 22, 2012
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5th and final view of Barton high cliff


No trails lead to these cliffs. Very secluded, and it appears that the last period of popular climbing here was in the early 1990s. Lots of rock fall in the surrounding area around the cliffs, some looking recent. Loose rock on climbs also. Test any blocks or flakes for the hollow/loose sound/feel before pulling or placing protection. There is a fair amount of lichen, but nothing out of the ordinary for the Lake George area.

Getting There 

Exit 25 off of I-87-N
About 20 minutes off of the exit, drive by Brant Lake

Climbing Season

Weather station 11.9 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Barton High Cliffs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Barton High Cliffs:
Final Frontier   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 280'   
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Featured Route For Barton High Cliffs
Rock Climbing Photo: Heading up P1

Final Frontier 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  New York : Adirondacks : ... : Barton High Cliffs
P1 (5.6): Follow right corner to 4th class ramp to a belay ledge on the left side of the arete.P2 (5.8+): Climb the arete under a roof. Go right beneath roof around the corner. Follow the obvious vertical crack, very exposed.P3 (5.5): Work up face to the arete. Pass stump with rappel anchor and continue to trees....[more]   Browse More Classics in New York

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Rock Climbing Photo: Third view
Third view
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And fourth
Rock Climbing Photo: Another view of the cliff
Another view of the cliff
Rock Climbing Photo: Barton cliff photo
Barton cliff photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up at The Excellent Adventure
Looking up at The Excellent Adventure
Rock Climbing Photo: Pull of on side of road to park.  There is no desi...
BETA PHOTO: Pull of on side of road to park. There is no desi...
Rock Climbing Photo: 70m rappel down from Final Frontier.
70m rappel down from Final Frontier.

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By Bill Sacks
From: Sacramento, CA
Apr 22, 2012
TR 4/21/2012
By Bill Sacks
From: Sacramento, CA
Oct 28, 2012
TR 10/27/2012
By Bill Sacks
From: Sacramento, CA
Apr 9, 2013
You can't see the cliff from the road. In fact, you can't see the cliff until you are minutes away from it on the approach. Just follow the directions on p.469 of Adirondack Rock.
By Gary C Thomann
Feb 22, 2017
Back in 2006 Randy Hibshman and I constructed a new trail to Barton high cliff. It was much easier than the historical approach and you could get to the cliff in 30 minutes. Unfortunately, when you think you are there you are only half way. On the left side of the cliff there is a huge talus field and on the right side the vegetation is so thick there is no way to tell where you are. Getting to the base of an actual route is difficult.

Knowing what I do now, I should have made the trail to the top of the cliff, not the bottom. That would have made access much easier.

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