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#32131 - 08/10/07 04:36 AM Re: Daks Help [Re: brianlax]
brianlax Offline
newbie

Registered: 03/24/06
Posts: 31
No trip to the Adirondacks is complete without at least one day at the Spider's Web.

The King Wall is also worth a trip... this is something to keep in mind if it is raining. I have climbed there in a steady rain, and it stays dry if it hasn't been raining too long. The actual King Wall is one of the more impressive pieces of stone on the east coast.

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#32132 - 08/10/07 10:31 AM Re: Daks Help [Re: brianlax]
Aya Offline
old hand

Registered: 11/18/04
Posts: 754
Loc: Climbing somewhere
If you go to Moss Cliff, you might bring a knife, some rings and some webbing to replace anchors - actually, that kind of goes for most of the dacks. I guess it comes down to whether you trust the webbing - and if you do, whether you trust the little cedars they're usually around!
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#32142 - 08/10/07 04:50 PM Re: Daks Help [Re: Aya]
socialist1 Offline
member

Registered: 08/05/04
Posts: 147
Loc: New Brunswick, NJ
Thanks again everyone.

It seems most of what I was looking for has been mentioned as well as some stuff that I didnt explicitly ask for but wanted (Quadrophinia, Noonmark, ....). Im super psyched, I just hope my shoulder holds up! (messed it up on the Stand a few weeks ago)

Brian- Thanks for the Moss info. I think I may have to tackle one of those OWs. We are bringing a ridiculous amount of gear so we should be set. Also, I didnt know Kings was good in the rain. Thanks for that.

Aya- Thanks for the town recommendations. As far as anchors, I definitely plan on bringing webbing on every climb.

When I get back I'll try and remember to post up about the trip. Enjoy the weekend!

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#32148 - 08/10/07 06:56 PM Re: Daks Help [Re: socialist1]
pedestrian Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 08/05/02
Posts: 2244
Loc: a heavily fortified bunker!
socialist - did you fall inverted off the stand. that seems to be happening to people lately on that climb.

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#32151 - 08/10/07 09:37 PM Re: Daks Help [Re: pedestrian]
socialist1 Offline
member

Registered: 08/05/04
Posts: 147
Loc: New Brunswick, NJ
No. No inversion.

Hurt my shoulder by overuse combined with the strain of the odd crux move. Its wierd that people get inverted, the rope seemed to run fine the whole time.

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#32152 - 08/10/07 09:40 PM Re: Daks Help [Re: socialist1]
pedestrian Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 08/05/02
Posts: 2244
Loc: a heavily fortified bunker!
wasn't a rope issue. my friend's hands popped off the tiny crimpers so he pitched backwards.

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#32155 - 08/10/07 11:16 PM Re: Daks Help [Re: socialist1]
talus Offline
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Registered: 08/23/04
Posts: 1259
moss cliff is not scary.
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#32157 - 08/11/07 12:07 AM Re: Daks Help [Re: talus]
Aya Offline
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Registered: 11/18/04
Posts: 754
Loc: Climbing somewhere
I've only done one route there, and aid route. It was a fantastic time. The rap off the top we did was kind of scary.

That's kind of the nice thing. You have tons of really stellar rock that's easily accessible. Tons that take a little effort, too...
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#32439 - 08/23/07 01:30 PM Re: Daks Help [Re: Aya]
Cornell Climber Offline
journeyman

Registered: 07/12/04
Posts: 61
Many thanks to all the contributors to this thread! I just got back from my first rock trip to the dacks, and the beta here was awesome. We were looking for easier climbs than the OP (5.7-5.9 mostly). Gamesmanship in particular is a spectacular route.

BTW, the closures at Poke-O were just lifted.

Two quick questions for those with dacks knowledge:

1) Where is the trailhead for Hurricane? I'd love to climb Quadrophenia. Didn't see anything obvious on 9N below the cliff.

2) What is the climb on the big boulder at site #2 at Poke-O? It is about 25' tall with a two bolt anchor at the top.


Thanks! And please keep the route suggestions coming. I'm definitely going back soon.

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#32442 - 08/23/07 03:17 PM Re: Daks Help [Re: Cornell Climber]
Smike Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 05/01/01
Posts: 3143
Loc: in your backyard
For #1, I remember a cairn on the north side of the road. I think the distance from Keene is listed in the guide book. Its really hard to see. Also once you are there, you're not there yet, as you need to hike up into the woods, trend right around the 1st small cliff, then back left a bit past some small broken cliffs on your right. once further up you will be at the base of the cliff near Quadrophenia but need to scramble a up a bit to get to the start of the Right to left hand crack the goes to a ledge out of view about 70' up. (ThatÂ’s P1)

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