Good Luck Mountain Rock Climbing
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.
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.
Weather station 13.9 miles from here
10 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Good Luck Mountain
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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'
Push 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Featured Route For Good Luck Mountain
House of Cards 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c New York
: ... : Good Luck Mountain
Extremely continuous and demanding climbing up an orange, overhanging corner. The first completely trad 5.13 in the Adirondacks. A classic if you can climb at this grade. Though I have neither the skills nor the cojones to climb this route, it appears nearly featureless above the small ledge 15' from the start. It is one of those routes that gains its high grade not from steepness, but from the fact that it is climbed almost entirely by slapping and smearing on an overhanging corner. A real test...[more] Browse More Classics in New York
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.