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South Summit Slab(s)  Rock Climbing 

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Location: 44.45436, -73.86998 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Robert Hall on May 24, 2017
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Hike about 1 1/2 miles and gain 800 vertical feet along a hiking path (steep and eroded in places) to reach a modest slab/face with three reported routes.

Left to Right:
3 Blind Mice (5.5)
South Summit Route (5.6)
Geriatric Wanderings (5.4 ) with potential of a 2-3 star, 5.7-5.9? ending face.

Getting There 

Park in the newly relocated NY-State parking lot which is on Forestdale Rd about 1/2 mile west of(i.e. before) the old trailhead. (The old trail apparently crossed private land.)

Hike the (badly eroded in places) trail about 1 1/2 miles and 800 vertical feet (45 min- 1 hr) to a 150-200 ft-long x 25 ft wide open slab with great views to the East, South and West. Find a 4 ft high boulder, this is your "landmark" for the climbs.

See the "Getting there" for the individual climbs, starting at this boulder.

Climbing Season

Weather station 15.3 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: 3 Blind Mice START

3 Blind Mice 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  New York : Adirondacks : ... : South Summit Slab(s)
DISCLAIMER - I / we did not climb this route but I wanted to include it because it is, by far, the easiest of the three routes to find, given the proper directions. See "Location" START - follow the directions in "Location" (below) to the "6 ft high, right-facing corner directly below a 10 ft high slot." [ from Adirondack Rock "2" , Book 2, pg 434 ] Reference this book for further details.NOTE: The route description states that, after climb...[more]   Browse More Classics in New York

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Rock Climbing Photo: S Matz beside the "landmark" boulder
BETA PHOTO: S Matz beside the "landmark" boulder
Rock Climbing Photo: Hikers on actual South Summit
Hikers on actual South Summit

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