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BETA PHOTO: Polar Soldier NEI 4 Whiteface Mountain NY


To the right of lower Whiteface Mountain is a cliff containing several good lines of ice

Getting There 

A bit problematic - located adjacent to the Whiteface Mountain Ski Area -park in the extreme farthest lot from the road past the "Kids Kampus" areas. You can get there by taking the main entrance and turning right at the lodge and keep right until you reach the last lot. The approach begins in a drainage behind a white trailer at the uphill left side of the lot. It is directly beneath a maintenance area with a metal container used as a shed. The drainage is actually a mountain bike trail - keep straight on the trail and do not follow any side junctions. Eventually you will see a talus field below the cliff. Bear left and follow a wide drainage to the left of the talus field to reach the base of the climb. An alternate but longer approach is to walk up the right most ski trail at "Kids Kampus" called the "Bronze" trail and turn right onto another mountain bike trail that comes out of the woods. Follow this to just beneath the base of the climb. The approach is at least 30 minutes and may require snowshoes in deep snow conditions.

Climbing Season

For the * Adirondack Ice & Mixed area.

Weather station 12.0 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Whiteface

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Whiteface:
Chiller Pillar   WI4     TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   
Polar Soldier   WI4     Ice, 1 pitch, 150'   
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Polar Soldier WI4  New York : Adirondacks : ... : Whiteface
A great long single pitch climb. Faces Southeast so it is better climbed mid-season before it gets baked. At least 3 separate lines with the easiest on the right being NEI 3+. The pillars on the left provide more challenging terrain when they are climbable. A single rap station on the top left from a big pine tree. Need double ropes. Not very popular due to the long confusing approach....[more]   Browse More Classics in New York

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