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OK Slip Falls Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,500'
Location: 43.80102, -74.11059 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: TheIceManCometh on Feb 5, 2014
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The highest waterfall in the Adirondacks has been unavailable until New York State purchased the 2800 acres tract on April 23, 2013. The seldom seen OK Slip Falls will become one of the popular destinations in the Adirondacks. We hope the NY DEC constructs a large parking area and improves the dirt road into the tract to handle the future traffic.

There are no official trails in this newly acquired tract that also includes Blue Ledge, OK Slip Pond and a couple of other ponds. There seems to be an access road that leads toward OK Slip Pond and then on to Carter Pond. The access road is off of NY 28 about 8.5 miles east of Indian Lake. The GPS coordinates of the junction of OK Slip Road and NY 28 are N43 46.402 W074 06.852 or 43.773449, -74.113991

Getting There 

From Albany, left off of exit 23 on I-87, turn right onto Rt 9 North, go through Warrensburg and left onto Rt 28 north. Continue north on Rt 28 to the town of North Creek. From the intersection of 28 and 28N in North Creek continue on Rt 23 for 9.1 miles to the trailhead. Park off the side of the Rt 23. Take the old logging / dirt road (Ok Slip Rd) for 1.9 miles until you cross a stream which is one branch of OK Slip Brook (N43 47.466 W074 07.010). Bushwhack downstream for about another 1.2 miles until you reach the top of the falls.

Parking: N43 46.402 W074 06.852
Trailhead: N43 46.417 W074 06.838
Road-Trail Jct: N43 47.466 W074 07.010 (telephone pole #34)
Lookout1: N43 48.025 W074 06.540
Lookout2: N43 48.040 W074 06.539
Top of Falls: N43 48.056 W074 06.622
Foot bridge: N43 48.064 W074 06.659

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For the Adirondack Ice Climbing area.

Weather station 9.8 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: OK Slip Falls in winter. Credit: Carl Heilman II.

OK Slip Falls WI3+  NY : Adirondacks : ... : OK Slip Falls
Said to be the highest falls in the 'Daks. Rap to the base of the falls, then climb out. Apparently, the actual climbing is about 90' due to the cone that forms at the bottom. Reportedly, the climbing is in the WI3 range because it's formed from frozen spray, not flowing water dripping down. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NY

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