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Elevation: 2,800'
Location: 44.20778, -73.82766 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jim Lawyer, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Robert Hall on Jul 11, 2016
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BETA PHOTO: Porter Mtn's East Face


This is the big face so easily seen from the parking lot of the Noonmark Diner, and from many other places in Keene Valley.

Definitely a "wilderness outing", it is less committing than, for example, Wallface but still deserves respect.

Adirondack Rock (Lawyer & Haas) lists several routes here, including the historic 1935 "Goodwin-Stanley".

Getting There 

Take the trail that leaves the Garden Parking and heads for the Brothers; after about 1/4 mile turn right onto the Porter / Little Porter Trail. After climbing about 1100-1200 vertical feet and a little less than 2 miles you should hit a very flat area with a stream next to the trail.

Adirondack Rock mentions a cairn here, but we just left the trail and contoured around about 1/4 to 1/2 mile through bushes & trees, eventually also boulders. We made (circa 2005) a few cairns on some of the larger boulders, but whether they remain and whether it was/is the "best" path can't say. I recall we took 30-40 minutes from leaving the trail, but if there's been more traffic in the intervening years it might be faster.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.8 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Approx. Line on the Left Side of Porter's East Fac...

Open Project 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  New York : Adirondacks : ... : Porter Mountain
In about 2005 Sheila Matz and I explored the start of a route on the clean face left of the Goodwin-Eastman route. I got up about 1 pitch and found excellent protection under a small overlap. The rock above seemed nicely featured, but rather devoid of anything that looked promising for protection. Accordingly I/we backed off, using a horn on a large flake 20-25 ft to the right. The route continues to look like excellent rock from photographs. It's "open"@S...[more]   Browse More Classics in New York

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