The cliff is extremely impressive for the Adirondacks. It lords over Interstate 87 between exits 32 and 33. There have been many close calls and near miss accidents as climbers strain to see the cliff and all it offers. Most of the routes on the cliff are in the moderate to hard range; that is, don't expect the wonderful selection the Gunks offers; you have to earn the climbs here. However, if you feel comfortable at these grades then this is the place to be for big, long, and exposed pitches on high quality granite. Add to this the distance it takes to get there from major cities, and this cliff has a quiet feel that is pure Adirondack climbing.
57 Total Routes
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Pollen Junkies 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c NY
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This route is marked by an 8 foot high right leaning ramp. The top of the ramp gives way to a splitter hand crack with a pine tree growing out of it 30 feet up. Jam the crack past the tree until the crack widens (3.5-4). Exit the crack to gain a clean slab with a finger crack at its top. Climb the finger crack to the slung pine tree. NOTE:**This line is an absolute rope stretcher. It can be safely rappelled with a 60 meter rope but one should NOT be lowered while the gear is still in pl...[more] Browse More Classics in NY
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Main cliff from road.
|Comments on Poke-O-Moonshine
|By Ian Dibbs|
Jul 13, 2012
Lots of routes to choose from although not many "moderates", usualy not crowded, easy parking and quick walk to rock face but .... constant noise from the highway was a big turn-off for me.
|By burlap submariner|
Apr 19, 2013
Whats the haps for the bird closures this year? Thinking of coming in the next two weeks and wondering if it would be worth the trip from new hammy.