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Roaring Brook Falls 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b PG13

Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 520'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b PG13 [details]
FA: One of the Dacks earlest. 1930s
Season: Late summer or fall
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Submitted By: Drake Pregnall on Jun 11, 2014

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Beautiful piece of the Adirondacks


P1: Climb up the white slab left of the falls, running out the easy climbing on polished holds. Break left at a vertical headwall and climb up to a good ledge with a tree for the anchor.

P2: Nice easy long scramble potentially cris-crossing the falls to get up to another good big ledge with a pool of water at the base of the last pitch.

P3: Pick your way to the top. Rock up here is loose and unprotected.


The route starts at the very popular base of the falls. Once you top out, hike off climbers left into the woods to meet back up with the hiking trail for the descent.


Alpine type rack, with small nuts.

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By Jim Lawyer
Oct 8, 2017

This is quite an adventure, a rarity so close to the road. The climbing, while moderate, is poorly protected (R-protected), especially the top. It is unique in that it ascends next to a pounding waterfall.

Stay away when the water is high and spraying everywhere. The rock is polished in places by the water, and it definitely needs to be dry.

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