• Heart Lake, Lake Placid

Wallface is New York State's largest, longest, and most perhaps most remote climbing destination. Towering over 800 feet above Indian Pass, this wall offers endless, seldom touched, lines and some of the most adventurous climbing in the Adirondacks.

How to get there

To the Upper Works Trailhead: From Lake Placid, follow Rt. 73 south through Keene and Keene Valley towards I-87. Take the I-87 South ramp to Exit 29 for Newcomb and North Hudson. Turn left on to Blue Ridge Rd. and continue for 17.5 miles. Turn right onto Tahawus Rd. and continue to the end for the Upper Works Trailhead.

To the Adirondack Loj: From Lake Placid, follow Rt. 73 towards Keene, and turn right on Adirondack Loj Rd. Parking at the Loj costs a small fee, so plan accordingly.

By the numbers

From the Upper Works Trailhead: The hike is roughly 5.2 miles and 1,100 feet of elevation. However, much of this hike is on poorly marked and seldom travelled herd paths, and should only be taken by those with proper navigational ability. 

From the Adirondack Loj: The hike from the loj is around 6 miles via the Indian Pass Trail. Much like the trail from the Upper Works, this trail is quite remote and involves a fair bit of navigation. Please exercise caution.