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Polar Soldier Wall Rock Climbing 


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Location: 44.3626, -73.86373 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jim Lawyer on Jun 22, 2016
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Description 

Known for ice climbing (the ice route "Polar Soldier"), this wall has yielded some excellent summer routes in recent years. Sections of the cliff are black and scoured clean by ice, and some sections are overhanging with scaly, blocky rock. There are some cracks too, and clean slabs on the left.

Getting There 

Park at the Whiteface ski center, at the Kids Campus. There is a trailhead here for Bear Den. Follow the Upper Connector trail, then go left at the first intersection, right at the next, left at the next, then right at the next. Go 60 paces and find a cairn in the woods on the left (there's a hard-to-find sling around the base of a beech tree here). Follow the cairns to the Polar Soldier Wall.

Climbing Season

For the Adirondacks area.

Weather station 10.0 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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