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Location: NY : Adirondacks : Crane Mountain : Black Arches Wall
By: Jim Lawyer When: Aug 19, 2014

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Comments: Steve, that sharp right turn goes to the road and is indeed a shortcut through private property that some locals use (with permission from the landowner).


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Lake George Region : Shelving Rock : Neanderthal Cave : Breaking Bad (5.8)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Aug 15, 2014

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Comments: Gunkiemike: That's Dweezil Extension (5.8).


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Eagle Falls : The Eagle Has Landed (5.10c)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Aug 5, 2014

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Comments: This is an especially good route, one that I do every time I visit. The crux is moving right under the roof at the second bolt. The traverse left takes a #0.5 Camalot and is the second crux. Once on the arete, it doesn't ease up for a few move moves.

The fixed anchor is on the right side of the arete. The anchor to the left is for Stihl Water.

You can avoid the crux by starting as for LM, the large left-facing flake to the right. Climbed this way the grade is reduced to 5.10b or so.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Snowy Mt
By: Jim Lawyer When: Aug 4, 2014

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Comments: The terrain between Water Streak and Redneck is packed pretty tight with routes. Left and right of those...maybe.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Keene Valley Region : The Spider's Web : White Knight (5.12a)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Jul 22, 2014

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Comments: White Knight 5.10? Seriously?


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Lake Champlain Region : Poke-O-Moonshine : Poke-O-Moonshine Main Face : Lost Chance aka The Natural... (5.10)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Jul 22, 2014

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Comments: Hi Derek, I don't have much of an opinion where the initial grade comes from. I will say that even though guidebooks like ours try to get the grades right, there's always somebody that thinks they're wrong.

But regarding consensus grades on MP, I have a feeling that people only set the grade if their opinion differs from that which is posted. I don't think this is a true consensus since the only votes are the ones from people that disagree with the posted grade. Suppose the route is listed as 1... more >>


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Eagle Creek Canyon : Eagle Lake Cliff : Space Walk (5.11c/d)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Jul 16, 2014

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Comments: I thought the pure finger crack variation was perhaps the best route of its grade in the Tahoe area.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Keene Valley Region
By: Jim Lawyer When: Jul 2, 2014

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Comments: Some aspects of your description match Moss Cliff. Actually, I can think of no other 3-pitch-high cliff with a river crossing.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Lake Champlain Region : Poke-O-Moonshine : Poke-O-Moonshine Main Face : Cooney-Norton (5.10b)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Jun 19, 2014

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Comments: Yes, it's a bit dirty, and it's a little runout at the start. Even so, this an *incredible* pitch. Sustained, great moves, long, gear that appears just when you need it, and with a tricky heartbreaker crux at the top.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Keene Valley Region : Beer Walls : Pegasus (5.7+)
By: Jim Lawyer When: May 30, 2014

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Comments: The lone tooth that offered protection at the crux now sits shattered at the base of the route.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Lake Champlain Region : Poke-O-Moonshine : Poke-O-Moonshine Main Face : The Great Dihedral (5.9+ PG13)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Apr 30, 2014

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Comments: RG: Well, there's not a bolt "in the offwidth". It's left, around the corner, and on another route. That said, the fact that it can be clipped from this route is seen by many to be too close, and takes something away from the aesthetics and adventure of this great line. It's still there, so perhaps nobody cares enough about it.


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland North : The Super Slab : Dimpled Chad (5.10c)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Mar 28, 2014

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Comments: There's some seriously flaky/crumbly rock on this one (even by J-Tree standards).


Location: CA : Joshua Tree National Park : Wonderland of Rocks : Disneyland Dome : Mental Bankruptcy (5.10b PG13)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Mar 28, 2014

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Comments: My guidebooks show 4 bolts, but there are only three. The crux is between bolts 2 and 3. After unclipping the 3rd bolt, the second faces groundfall.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Adirondack Ice Climbing : Cascade Pass : Cysty Ugler (WI3+ M4+)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Feb 8, 2014

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Comments: I've always considered these to be the same line, but done in vastly different conditions.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Adirondack Ice Climbing : Chapel Pond and Chapel Pond... : Spike (WI4+ M4) : Photo
By: Jim Lawyer When: Jan 13, 2014

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Comments: OH yeah, that's Joe Szot in the red shirt.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Adirondack Ice Climbing : Chapel Pond and Chapel Pond... : Material Girl (M6)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Jan 9, 2014

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Comments: Nice to see this getting attention. I think it's one of the great mixed lines of Chapel Pond. Being on the sunny side, it's one of the few options for those super cold days.

There are several additional options in this vicinity: To the right is a chimney called Twenty-nine Inch Waist; the name says it all. And to the left is Middle Earth (which is in the book).


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Comment : Photo
By: Jim Lawyer When: Oct 31, 2013

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Comments: Haystack, outside Ausable Forks. Private land, unfortunately.


Location: NY : Adirondacks
By: Jim Lawyer When: Oct 31, 2013

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Comments: odile: This is Haystack, documented in Mellor's 1986 guidebook, page 69. Yup, private land.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Silver Lake : Potter Mountain Cliff : Piece Out (5.9+)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Oct 21, 2013

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Comments: Pitch two is one of the finest pitches at Potter. Well, except for all the other super amazing pitches at Potter.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Lake Champlain Region : Poke-O-Moonshine : Poke-O-Moonshine Main Face : Cooney-Norton (5.10b)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Sep 30, 2013

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Comments: P1 is definitely the money pitch. P2 is meh. P3 is pretty good.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Azure Mountain : Chalk Full O' Nuts (5.10b PG13)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Sep 29, 2013

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Comments: King and I (King Wall)
Slim Pickins (Spider's Web)
Pox (Potter)
Bon Chance (Good Luck)

There may be others, but I won't know until I compile the index. I don't think it's a big deal.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Azure Mountain : Chalk Full O' Nuts (5.10b PG13)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Sep 28, 2013

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Comments: Hey Todd, if you're going down that road, look at Crane. Reusing names seems to be a trend.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Keene Valley Region : Jewels and Gems : Pearl necklace (5.8+ R)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Aug 20, 2013

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Comments: Good gear exists the entire way, so this is PG, not R.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Keene Valley Region : Spanky's Area : Nestle Wall : Nescafe' (5.5 PG13)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Aug 12, 2013

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Comments: I thought this was a surprisingly good route for the grade. Not sure about the "double cams", as I don't think there's enough places to put them. From the top, you can make a short rap to the anchors on Sheik of the Burning Sands (the winter route), then a 30m rap to the ground. Walking around the right end is quite long, slabby, and unpleasant.


Location: NY : Adirondacks : Lake George Region : Eagle Cliff : Eagle Crack (5.12a)
By: Jim Lawyer When: Jun 14, 2013

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Comments: I'd be very surprised if Ken has been here. But I do like surprises...what's the story?


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