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Potter Mountain Cliff  


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Location: 44.5173, -73.7984 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jim Lawyer on Jun 21, 2012
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Description 

Sitting just below the summit of Potter Mountain, this is one of the largest cliffs at Silver Lake. It contains some of the best multi-pitch face climbing in the northeast. The rock is some of the best in the park -- vertical acres of dimpled awesomeness, scoured clean by winter ice.

The cliff heats up in the summer, so don't go here if it's warmer than 70 degrees. In the cool weather of October and November, there is no better place to be; even if it's below freezing at the car, you'll be climbing in T-shirts at the cliff.

Full information is here.

Getting There 

From the Goodrich Mills Trailhead, follow the logging road to a clearing, then bear 45 degrees right and continue on the logging road to the height of land (good view of the cliff here). Continue another 1 minute along the flat road, then look for a herd path on the left. Follow this (some cairns) to the cliff.

Climbing Season



Weather station 12.7 miles from here

11 Total Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',7],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Potter Mountain Cliff:
Poker Face   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 210'   
Piece Out   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 170'   
Honeybadger   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Groovitational Pull   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 260'   
Where the Wild Things Are   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 330'   
Positive Latitude   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 2 pitches, 320'   
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Featured Route For Potter Mountain Cliff
Myself on the route. right at the beginning of the sea of dimples.

Once in a Lifetime 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  NY : Adirondacks : ... : Potter Mountain Cliff
A sustained, difficult to read journey up a dimpled face in a prominent black streak. At the stiff end of the grade.At the steep wall above the belay and make a difficult move over a bulge onto another ledge. Weave a bit left then right to the dimpled face.Go straight up the sustained face to where the angle eases then run it out to join the final move of Brazilian to the fixed anchor. 110'Two double rope raps to the ground....[more]   Browse More Classics in NY

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Summit of Potter Mt. after topping out Where the Wild Things Are
Summit of Potter Mt. after topping out Where the W...
Peaking fall at Potter mountain cliff this weekend.
Peaking fall at Potter mountain cliff this weekend...

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By Dominic Rickicki
Sep 28, 2014
If there's one thing the ADK should be known for it is its plethora of technical off-vert climbs, and this cliff sports some of the best in the park. Get your feet ready, it's gonna be fun.