Southern Adirondack Mountain with several cliffs at its base, forming several clusters of good ice climbing.
Unlike most SAdk locales, the approach is short, 20 minutes to Starbuck Central for example.
All the routes on Starbuck face south. As such, they get a lot of insolation. Many of the routes, especially the steeper, more exposed ones, get baked out by mid-February. Most seasons will be short-lived.
From the Northway, take exit 25 Chestertown. Head south on Route 8 to Wevertown. At the traffic light, turn right onto Route 28. Drive through the towns of North Creek and North River, after which you will begin climbing a long hill. At its crest, look for Cleveland Road on the left. Turn onto this road and park immediately. Cross Rt. 28 and walk due north toward the foot of mountain. Be aware that private land lies close to either side, stay within the state land boundary. You will cross Raquette Brook and several low spots which may be wet in warm years, but no dangerous water.
Weather station 8.3 miles from here
17 Total Routes
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One of the fatter lines on Starbuck Central's main face, this is still prone to serious sunbaking. The FA was certainly in question at the top-out, which was thoroughly unbonded, thin, and baked.Climb iced slabs to the steep face. Lock up pro as best you can before advancing. Easy does it up the vertical glaze - a stubby may be possible in good conditions along the way, but alacrity is recommended. The going eases awhile when you reach a brush-screened ledge. The final curtain is thin, and was d...[more] Browse More Classics in NY
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