The face of Big Slide comes into view from the bro...
Big Slide Mtn. is the 27th highest mountain in New York State. Its summit offers fantastic views of Gothics and the lower range. The mountain gets its name from a huge slab (300-400ft?) on its south face.
The old guidebook only lists 4 routes (5.5-5.9) on this slab, by now there is probably more.
Big Slide Mtn. is best approached from the Garden trailhead in Keene Valley. You could take the Big Slide trail through the valley, but the more scenic approach would be to use the brothers trail which follows a ridge of rocky outcrops. After following the brothers trail for approximately 4mi, it will connect with the Big Slide trail. At this junction, follow a faint path/bushwhack west to the base of the slab.
Weather station 5.1 miles from here
2 Total Routes
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Slide Rules 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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The furthest right route on the main slab. P1 Look right of the bolt-ladder and you will see a nice slab punctuated by creaky flakes and two bolts up to the two-bolt anchor. P2. Head left from the anchor on a testy traverse to meet up with the anchors for Freudian Slip. P3. Head up through the moss and right into the woods. 200 feet of bushwhacking deposits you at the summit path. (it is thick)Descent:From P2 you can rappel Freudian Slip, I don't know if it requires two ropes or not. There is a ...[more] Browse More Classics in NY
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From: Bear Creek, CO
Aug 8, 2011
The lat/lon coords on this entry are missing a negative side, resulting in them being placed in the eastern block.