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Adirondack Climbers Coalition Formation Meeting

The Adirondack Climbers Coalition (ACC) will be holding its formation meeting on Saturday February 3rd at 6pm in Lake Placid NY at the High Peaks Cyclery Guide House. The Guide House is located immediately right (south) of the High Peaks Cyclery store at 2733 Main St, Lake Placid NY. There is a free large parking area immediately […]

OSI Purchases Huckleberry Mountain Parcel, Promises to Improve Climber Access

The Open Space Institute (OSI) has purchased a 1,285 acre parcel on Huckleberry Mountain that connects the state land (with the climbing cliffs) with Johnsburg Road. The property will be held by the OSI until it can be turned over to New York State, hopefully within the next three years. This is exciting news for […]

North Face of Pitchoff Ice Climbing Access/Winter Trail Etiquette

The traditional access for ice climbing on the North Face of Pitchoff has been to park at the end of Mountain Lane, then walk along the Jackrabbit Ski Trail until below what ice route you wanted to climb and then head up through the woods. The Jackrabbit Ski Trail is maintained by skiers for skiing. […]

ACC Summary Statement on Sentinel Range Wilderness Area UMP

Below is a summary statement that was publicly submitted to the DEC during the 12/7/2017 informational/public comment meeting on the draft Sentinel Range Wilderness Area UMP.   December 7, 2017 My name is Will Roth, and I represent the Adirondack Climbers Coalition (ACC). I work locally, year round as a Rock and Ice Climbing Guide for […]

ACC Specific Comments on Sentinel Range Wilderness Area UMP

Below are specific comments submitted to the DEC on the draft Sentinel Range Wilderness Area UMP.   Will Roth   Saranac Lake, NY 12983 December 7, 2017 Steve Guglielmi Forester DEC PO Box 296/ 1115 State Route 86 Ray Brook, NY 12977 Dear Mr. Guglielmi, I’m writing you on behalf of the Adirondack Climbers Coalition […]

Owls Head Mountain Access Issue

Owl’s Head Mountain has been a popular rock climbing destination since the 1950s. It has a open rock summit with pretty views, and a collection of crack climbs that is especially popular for toproping and beginners. It is also a popular destination for hiking. As any local can tell you–and the lines of cars at […]

Sentinel Range Climbing Areas

Here is a list of the known climbing areas within the Sentinel Range. The high usage climbing destinations in red.

Sentinel Range UMP Links

The draft UMP for the Sentinel Range is here: http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_forests_pdf/sentinelump.pdf There is summary article is here: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2017/11/dec-seeks-comments-new-route-73-parking-plan.html The Giant/Dix UMP (2004) is here: http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_forests_pdf/giant1.pdf The High Peaks UMP (1999) is here: http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_forests_pdf/hpwump.pdf The Taylor Pond UMP (2013) which includes Poke-O Moonshine is here: http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/lands_forests_pdf/tpmcump.pdf The climber response to the Taylor Pond UMP (was submitted *after* […]