Lake Luzerne is a small town near Lake George, NY it offers a variety of activities including climbing, swimming, and cycling. It's best known for the sport climbing at Potash RD, however there are many one climb wonders and documented/undocumented wilderness exploration potential near by. You can find a upstate NY testpeice graded into the 13's, quality bouldering, moderate sport climbing, and alpine adventure climbing here.
Lake Luzerne can be accessed via exit 21 on Interstate 87, or the "Northway" (NYS signage will be present). Head Southwest on 9N (the only road you can turn onto), and follow the signs to Lake Luzerne. If you find yourself in Lake George Village, you've gone the wrong way.
Weather station 5.1 miles from here
5 Total Routes
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Featured Route For Lake Luzerne
El Regalo 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b NY
: Lake Luzerne
: Potash Cliff
The beginning of this excellent route involves establishing a belay at the top of a ramp, clipping a bong (for your belayer's sake), and then trending up and right to get to the first bolt. From there, the fun starts, with the option of pulling on a small tree (which I most certainly did), or traversing around it. After the tree, the moves get harder, with a nice no-hands rest on a ledge about two thirds of the way up. The trick is convincing yourself to step back off the ledge onto the crimp...[more] Browse More Classics in NY
Latest Regional Forum Messages
Sep 28, 2014
Easier approach: optional parking near the power lines. At the power lines on the west side of the road, look across the road and you can see the cliff. Follow the dirt road just left of the power lines uphill. This will put you directly under the power lines. Keep following the dirt road until the second set of power line poles right by 2 car-sized boulders. Just before the boulders, follow the path into the woods. There is a large cairn 20 feet in. Follow the path pretty much paralleling the road for 10 min. As of late sept 2014 there were lots of hornets and looked like many nests by climbs 5-9 or so. Also, the bridge is out at the moment, but that's okay because you do not need to cross it.
By Ryan and Jesse Morse-Brady
Sep 29, 2014
The parking area under the powerlines is definitely closer, and we also used to park there. However, we were politely asked one day by the gentleman across the street not to park there, and to instead use the area up the road. Not sure if this is still the case, as we haven't been there in two years, but just thought we'd make a note of it.
Regardless of where you park, have a fun time out climbing!