Outback Slab Rock Climbing
The Outback Slab, as seen from the approach to Pot...
This beautiful slab has a steep lower section and a lower-angled upper section that goes on for 200'. The rock is generally very clean with knobs and dimples that characterize the larger Potter Mountain.
There are some very old routes here, as well as some new-school face and slab climbs.
Park at the Turnpike Road trailhead. Follow the logging road to huge clearing with many branches; take the one slightly left (towards the Tsunami Wall) and uphill. Afterwards, you'll encounter several branches, just do your best to aim for the Tsunami Wall, which you can see. In front of the Tsunami Wall, there is a clearing just beyond a white boulder in the road, and just before the road begins climbing in earnest. Turn right and contour east. Walk below Midway Cliff, drop down and walk along the base of another small cliffband. About 50' beyond this, go 200' uphill, then back west for a bit, then straight up to reach the left end of the Outback Slab. Walk right to the open area at low point on the slab.
Climbing Season For the Northern Region area.
Weather station 12.9 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Outback Slab
Bimathalon (aka Silver Slab) 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c NY
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Excellent crack, face, and slab climbing. For the upper section, it's best to join Morticia, as the rock is cleaner and you can get off with a single 60m rope. The FA was a practice aid climb using aluminum dowels from a shelving bracket; it was later freed using this same hardware (yikes!). More recently this hardware was upgraded, but the original hardware is intact for you to admire.P1 5.11a: Gain the handcrack and follow it to its top. Make a hard move up and right to dike, then fa...[more] Browse More Classics in NY