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High Peaks Wilderness and Vanderwhacker Wild Forest Unit Management Plan Amendments Access Alert!

The DEC and the APA are taking concurrent public comments around the proposed amendments to the High Peaks Unit Management Plan and the Vanderwhacker Wild Forest Unit Management Plan. Downloadable PDF’s of both Unit Management Plans (UMP’s) can be found here: High Peaks UMP Vanderwhacker UMP There are a lot of good things for climbing […]

Changes coming to the High Peaks and Chapel Pond

The DEC has proposed many changes to the High Peaks and Chapel Pond area.  While only a small portion of the proposal involves climbing, there are a lot of changes to the area which climbers may be interested in. The ACC will be writing a letter to the DEC to address some of the changes […]

Climbers and Black Bears Interacting Together

In the past in the Adirondacks the only time that as a climber you had to worry about black bear encounters was during the camping portion of an overnight trip. That all changed summer 2016 with very high black bear activity throughout the Chapel Pond area. Black bears in this area started to target climbers […]