Adirondack Rock Climbing
The Adirondack High Peaks is home to some of the best rock climbing in the park – and has long been a destination for avid climbers from around the world. From the East's biggest wilderness cliff to secluded wilderness walls and backcountry crags, the Lake Placid region offers a variety of challenges for climbers of all ability levels.
Come experience some of the country's finest traditional rock climbing, summer mountaineering, and remote backcountry cragging. Travel along scenic hiking trails and head into the wilderness for an afternoon adventure or set out on a multi-day excursion to explore multi-pitch faces. Climb Wallface, the East's premier wilderness cliff, tackle massive granite walls, conquer difficult splitter cracks and scale demanding lake cliffs – all among incredible views of New York's highest mountains.
Popular Adirondack rock climbing routes include Henderson Cliff, Avalanche Pass, Gothics, Noonmark and Rooster Comb. In the Keene Valley area, check out Chapel Pond Slab, The Beer Walls, Upper and Lower Washbowl, Creature Wall, Spanky's Wall, and The Spider's Web – among thousands more.
If you're new to climbing, or simply new to the area, consider booking a trip with a licensed Adirondack guide ‑ they offer professional instruction, guided rock climbing trips and hold the area's best kept secrets.
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