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.
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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.
Weather station 12.7 miles from here
11 Total Routes
['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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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'
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Brazilian 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b NY
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A multi-cruxed test piece at the grade with a little bit of everything. P1 - Climb out of the cave into the chimney and left facing corner. Follow the steepening crack as it narrows down the further left you go. Pull up through the overhanging face into another vertical left facing corner (crux). Continue up corner until easier ground allows a traverse left to anchors below a black wall with a hanging cedar tree on the left hand side.p2 - Climb straight up through bolts to a horizontal (gear...[more] Browse More Classics in NY
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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.