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Forum: Rock/Ice Climbing in the Adirondacks 12-02-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,268
Posted By Jim Lawyer
TCD: GeoLobo and doc are referring to the same...

TCD: GeoLobo and doc are referring to the same place (the Lake Pleasant Quarry, aka "Toy Story Wall"). It's in the rock climbing guidebook. The rock is clean and well-equipped. Unfortunately, it's...
Forum: Rock/Ice Climbing in the Adirondacks 03-23-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,705
Posted By Jim Lawyer
Justin: I forgot to mention...you asked whether...

Justin: I forgot to mention...you asked whether cliffs were to climbers like fishing spots are to fishermen. In general, cliffs in the Adirondacks (at least those with open, public access) are not...
Forum: Rock/Ice Climbing in the Adirondacks 03-23-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,705
Posted By Jim Lawyer
Bill I: The book Adirondack Rock...

Bill I: The book Adirondack Rock (http://www.AdirondackRock.com) includes the height of each cliff -- a measure of the highest vertical expanse of rock. How do we know? It's an educated guess based...
Forum: Rock/Ice Climbing in the Adirondacks 03-23-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,705
Posted By Jim Lawyer
Justin: There is documented climbing at most of...

Justin: There is documented climbing at most of the cliffs shown in your photos.

Long Pond Cliffs: This is documented in Adirondack Rock (http://www.AdirondackRock.com). Centered in your first...
Forum: Rock/Ice Climbing in the Adirondacks 03-22-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,705
Posted By Jim Lawyer
The answer has historically been Wallface. ...

The answer has historically been Wallface.

But it depends on how you measure. The slabs rising above Avalanche Lake on Mt. Colden are definitely higher, but after 300', the angle changes to slab....
Forum: Rock/Ice Climbing in the Adirondacks 10-13-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,006
Posted By Jim Lawyer
I'm not clear on what exactly the "unit...

I'm not clear on what exactly the "unit management plan" data layer is. The layer you mention follows nearly no tax map boundaries, cuts thought the middle of many parcels, and encompasses a giant...
Forum: Rock/Ice Climbing in the Adirondacks 10-11-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,006
Posted By Jim Lawyer
According to the online tax maps for Hamilton...

According to the online tax maps for Hamilton County (which you can browse here: http://www.hamcomaps.net/#), the property boundary runs just west of the top of the cliff. (You can zoom in, turn on...
Forum: Rock/Ice Climbing in the Adirondacks 06-05-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,384
Posted By Jim Lawyer
The Regular Route is fifth class (5.5 to be...

The Regular Route is fifth class (5.5 to be precise).

Perhaps you're thinking of the commitment grade (NCCS)? This is usually given in roman numerals, and no routes in the Adirondacks qualify as...
Forum: Rock/Ice Climbing in the Adirondacks 03-07-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,676
Posted By Jim Lawyer
There is bouldering at Flatrock Mountain (near...

There is bouldering at Flatrock Mountain (near Old Forge), Monument Park (near Atwell), and Castle Rock (near Blue Mountain Lake). When you say "decent bouldering", I guess it depends on your...
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 02-04-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,061
Posted By Jim Lawyer
Be aware that if you're rock/ice climbing in the...

Be aware that if you're rock/ice climbing in the Giant/Dix Wilderness, the limit is 10, not 15.
Forum: Rock/Ice Climbing in the Adirondacks 12-16-2010, 10:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,867
Posted By Jim Lawyer
Mapping Cliffs

For those that like to explore cliffs in the Adirondack Park:

The KML file...
Forum: Rock/Ice Climbing in the Adirondacks 11-23-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 11,592
Posted By Jim Lawyer
Here's a list of links useful for rock climbing...

Here's a list of links useful for rock climbing in the Adirondack Park.

http://www.adirondackrock.com/links.htm
Forum: Hiking in the Adirondacks 10-17-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,936
Posted By Jim Lawyer
I've climbed both the Eagle Slide on Giant and...

I've climbed both the Eagle Slide on Giant and the Trap Dike in the pouring rain. Good friction on both even with water, but like TCD says, perhaps not recommended, and certainly not as enjoyable. In...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 10-14-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,827
Posted By Jim Lawyer
I hadn't seen that. Thanks Phil. Does this mean...

I hadn't seen that. Thanks Phil. Does this mean that somebody really did jump from the cliff while riding a horse? Doesn't seem like definitive proof that this really occurred.
Forum: Rock/Ice Climbing in the Adirondacks 09-29-2010, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,864
Posted By Jim Lawyer
Yes. Bear is a toprope. Click here...

Yes. Bear is a toprope. Click here (http://www.adirondackrock.com/newroutes.htm#Deadwater:_MT_Wall) for more.
Forum: Rock/Ice Climbing in the Adirondacks 09-28-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,864
Posted By Jim Lawyer
From left to right they are Hoedown (5.8), Dig It...

From left to right they are Hoedown (5.8), Dig It (5.10+), Bear (5.11a), and Incognito (5.8).
Forum: Rock/Ice Climbing in the Adirondacks 09-20-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,629
Posted By Jim Lawyer
You all have been busy. It's amazing what happens...

You all have been busy. It's amazing what happens when the bugs go away.
Forum: Rock/Ice Climbing in the Adirondacks 09-20-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,629
Posted By Jim Lawyer
That route isn't on the newroutes page. Can you...

That route isn't on the newroutes page. Can you send the details?
Forum: Rock/Ice Climbing in the Adirondacks 09-14-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,427
Posted By Jim Lawyer
Looks like he posted some here: ...

Looks like he posted some here:

http://www.climberism.com/southern-adirondack-rock-climbing-festival-2/

(Oops...Jay already posted this. Sorry.)
Forum: Rock/Ice Climbing in the Adirondacks 09-13-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,427
Posted By Jim Lawyer
Photos?

Photos?
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