The Adirondacks | New York

Rock Climbing in the Adirondacks

Skill level

All skill levels welcome

Group size

1 – 4 people

Price range

from $163 per person

You can spend a lifetime climbing the Adirondacks

The vastness of the Adirondacks is one of its greatest assets. The Adirondacks Region is bigger than Vermont. Due to its sheer size there are ample opportunities for limitless climbs and adventures. Climb the classics or spend the day developing and refining specific skills of your choice.

There are tons of objectives to consider

  • Visit Mr. Clean on the way to Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. Or you can really Turbocharge that Tequila Mockingbird and see how you feel afterwards!
  • Develop face, slab and crack climbing techniques
  • Focus on fundamentals like belaying a lead climber, anchors, knots, lowering and rappelling
  • Learn to lead traditional multi-pitch routes
After your day of customized climbing you’ll
  • Be more comfortable climbing outdoors
  • Be able to place protection and build anchors
  • Become familiar with best practices and climbing etiquette at the Dacks
  • Feel comfortable navigating route selection and route management
Here’s a typical day of climbing
  • 9:00am: Meet your guide at The Mountaineer in Keene Valley, check gear
  • 9:30am: Carpool to the chosen approach at the Dacks
  • 10:00am: Gear up and tackle your goals
  • 1:00pm: Lunch at the cliff (bring lunch, snacks and plenty of water)
  • 1:30pm to 5:00pm: Climb another 1-2 routes depending on speed and comfort level
  • 5:00pm: Return to Keene Valley

Need to know

What's included?

  • All permits and climbing fees
  • All technical climbing gear (if you prefer, feel free to bring your own)

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