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Description 

Starbuck Central is about 5 minutes' walk west of Starbuck Right. The original approach reached Central's cliff first, but in order to cross Raquette Brook in high water, one must follow the rockclimber's route, so both trails have been merged. The approach now reaches Right first.
The boundary between Starbuck Left and Starbuck Central is a broad, shallow gully beginning about 100m west of Central's main face ice flows.
Central's boundary with Starbuck Right is the beginning of the Starbuck Right Wall, a prominent buttress of broken rock with an obvious large right-facing corner on its right (which is where Corner Cafe goes).
Starbuck Central has several so-so routes leading to its first major flow, on the left side of the "main face". The Main Face itself has that fat flow, which supports at least two separate lines, followed by several very thin, challenging, and for the most part dangerous plastered lines to its right. Leading these latter routes is risky; fortunately there are plenty of trees and a decent walk-up on the right for top-roping.

Getting There 

This is the first area reached from Route 28.

Climbing Season



Weather station 8.3 miles from here

8 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['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 Starbuck Central:
Breakfast Blend   WI3     Ice, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Featured Route For Starbuck Central
Lukasz stemming through the final difficulties.

Polish Roast WI3-4 M7  NY : Adirondacks : ... : Starbuck Central
Climb easily lower ice if in or mossy left facing corner just to the left of the slab, where gear can be found. Transition right to mid route, ice section. From here game is on, bolt protected, sequency moves and delicate placements leading to desperate stab for the fang. Some effort will get you from here to easy climbing to the top above the roof. Don't expect to lap this one early in the season, during a thaw, or late in the season either....[more]   Browse More Classics in NY

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