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.
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5.8 PG13 NY
: ... : Poke-O-Moonshine Main Face
Pitch 1: Sunburst Arete starts up a wide crack to the top of a pedestal on the left of the arete itself. Once there continue up on the left of the arete from good rest ledge to good rest ledge. At about 2/3 height move out right around the arete for a few moves before swinging back left across the arete again. Now finish straight up to a spacious belay ledge. (100')Pitch 2: Above the ledge you run into a 4 inch crack, that tapers into a hand crack. At the top of this move left under a roo...[more] Browse More Classics in NY
BETA PHOTO: Pano of Poke-o-moonshine
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.