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Good Luck Mountain

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Appomattox Crack T,TR 
Bon Chance T 
Cleveland T 
House of Cards T 
Lady Luck T 
Medicine Man T 
Mystery Achievement T 
Push  S 
Queen For a Day T 
Talking Heads T 

Good Luck Mountain Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.249, -74.557 View Map  Incorrect?
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The view from the top of the cliff east.


A beautiful south facing granite cliff offering predominately single pitch trad crack climbs with a few bolts here and there.

There are three separate climbing spots here:

(1) The Main Face -- obvious, where most of the routes are located. The left side is broken up a bit, and there is a separate buttress on the far left separated by gullies.

(2) The Summit Cliff -- a small cliff that sits above the left side of the Main Face, and directly below the viewpoint on the summit. There are two routes here.

(3) Good Luck Boulder -- a very large boulder with two routes. This sits in middle of the substantial talus below the main face. There is no easy access to the top of this boulder.

Getting There 

From Caroga Lake drive north on NY 10 to a parking area just after crossing the Scandaga River. Follow the marked trail to a four way intersection with a large sign, turn left and follow the this old road to the lake. Continue for 2-3 minutes watching for a flagged trail that heads off and up to the right just before a bridge. The cliffs will become visible in about 15 minutes more. Total approach 45min.

Climbing Season

For the H: Southern Mountains area.

Weather station 13.9 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Good Luck Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Good Luck Mountain:
Lady Luck   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
Bon Chance   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Cleveland   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Mystery Achievement   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Medicine Man   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 90'   
Push    5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Good Luck Mountain
Rock Climbing Photo: Doc on Medicine Man.  We waited for him to recover...

Medicine Man 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  New York : Adirondacks : ... : Good Luck Mountain
A great line with good moves broken up by decent rests and nice position. Begin a bit left of the arete and climb the face to a stance and clip a bolt. Work up the arete, then around it, and eventually back left and up to the anchor. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in New York

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By Sean Conway
May 31, 2016
This was my first time to this area. Great camping at good luck lake, 5th campsite at the far west end offers a soft ground and also perfect trees for hammocks. Awesome cliff that offers a lot of exposure. Bolts are few and far between but trad climbing is the best option for this area. Large boulder field at base of cliff makes the accessibility a bit tough. It would be nice to establish some sort of trail along the base to protect the plants and provide a better belay stance. Will be back in the future.

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