This area is described in Adirondack Rock (page 543) with a couple adventure routes. It has become an excellent destination for ice climbs up to 400'.
From Scroon Lake, go west on Hoffman Road, then right onto Loch Muller Road. Drive to the end and park (don't block the plow turnaround). Follow the road for 5 minutes to where it bends right, then go straight through a gate onto a dirt road. Follow this past a house to where it joins a trail. Follow the trail to Bailey Pond, about 1 hour.
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Simple Gifts WI5 Ice, 2 pitches, 400'
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Simple Gifts WI5 NY : Adirondacks : ... : Hayes Mountain
One of the best climbs of its grade in the park with varied terrain up an impressive wall; a real backcountry gem.P1 WI3: Climb the left-leaning chimney to a sloped ledge. Traverse left to a tree below a right-facing corner. On sunny days, be especially aware of falling ice from the face above...it funnels down this chimney. 200'P2 WI5: Go up the strenuous, vertical ice hose in the right-facing corner to its top. (There's rock gear available on both walls of the corner.) Enter a hidden...[more] Browse More Classics in NY
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