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Jun 4, 2014
Push-5.12C at Good Luck Lake Cliffs
Mountain Project Community:

As some of you may know, I am actively working on a complete bouldering guidebook for all areas within the "blue line" of the Adirondack State Park. I am seeking any local knowledge on the historical bouldering that has taken place in the past at Chapel Pond and Poke-O-Moonshine. These are two areas that I know have seen bouldering activity for decades and I would like to get some inside knowledge in regards to names of problems, grades, development efforts, etc.

I am also seeking any additional information that you may have on "newer" bouldering areas as well...

Other areas that I am planning on including and have quite a bit of data on are:

Caroga Lake Region:
1. Nine Corners Lake
2. Pinnacle Boulders
3. Green Lake Boulders
4. Pine Lake Boulders
5. Prison Boulder
6. Good Luck Lake Boulders
7. Lost Hunters Boulders
8. Jockeybush Lake Boulders
9. Piesco Lake Boulders
10. Pinnacle Mountain Boulders

Indian Lake Region
1. Snowy Mountain Boulders

Gore Mountain Region
1. Gore Mountain Boulders
2. Crane Mountain Boulders

Western Region
1. Atwell Boulders
2. Flatrock Mountain

Northern Region
1. Round Pond
2. Chapel Pond

3. McKenzie Pond
4. Route 3 Boulders
5. Second Pond
6. Panther Mountain
7. Poke-O-Moonshine

Lake George Region
1. Sleeping Beauty
2. Wild Pines (Tongue Mountain)
3. Old Bridge Boulders
4. Pottersville (pending land owners approval)
5. Brant Lake (pending land owners approval)

Sacandaga Region
1. Hope Falls (AKA Marble Zone)
Justin Sanford
From Broadalbin, New York
Joined May 26, 2009
544 points
Jun 16, 2014
Push-5.12C at Good Luck Lake Cliffs
No new activity out there that I am not aware of? Anybody? Justin Sanford
From Broadalbin, New York
Joined May 26, 2009
544 points
Jun 16, 2014
On the top of ADK Bouldering, what would you say is the closest to people traveling from VT (or Burlington more specifically)? If I remember right McKenzie pond is like 2-2.5 hour drive (closer to 2.5), would love to have something right over the lake to get to in under 2 hours! eddysamson
Joined Apr 28, 2014
522 points
Jun 16, 2014
Push-5.12C at Good Luck Lake Cliffs
The boulders by Poke-O-Moonshine would probably be about an hour away (but i am trying to dig into the private land/public land issue going on there in relation to the massive boulder fields, McKenzie Pond and the Saranac Lake Region boulders would be in the 2-2.5 hour range. There might be more up in the north country but that is where my familiarity starts to lack and I could use some local insight.... Justin Sanford
From Broadalbin, New York
Joined May 26, 2009
544 points
Oct 22, 2014
This sounds like a great project! A couple of my friends and I established the boulders at Gore about 10 years ago. If you have any questions please let me know. Email me at joshbingham@ymail.com. ADKHiker
Joined Oct 22, 2014
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Oct 23, 2014
I didn't notice on the list before but my friends and I also discovered the Green Lake boulders years ago. If you would like any history or what we named/graded routes, please contact me at the same email address as above. ADKHiker
Joined Oct 22, 2014
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Oct 23, 2014
What about Gnarnia? freezeus
From Pittsfield, VT
Joined Oct 17, 2010
2,462 points
Oct 24, 2014
Push-5.12C at Good Luck Lake Cliffs
ADK hiker- i've emailed you regarding some of the Adirondack bouldering that you've mentioned...

Freezeus- Gnarnia (Brant Lake) and Hogwart's (Pottersville) are unfortunately on private property and not state land. I have been trying to work with the owners and Access Fund but to no avail currently...

Thanks for the comments guys, I recently made a career transition from the design office to become a career fire fighter and had to put the guidebook on hold for the past 3 months...I am now geared back up and am trying to publish by the end of the year.
Justin Sanford
From Broadalbin, New York
Joined May 26, 2009
544 points
Mar 10, 2015
I know the Poko boulders pretty well. Private message me if you are looking for more info...
thanks
Caleb Rem
Joined Mar 10, 2015
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