Rock climbing for all

Rock climbing in the Lake Champlain Region provides a unique set of challenges and a variety of climbing experiences — all among incredible views. Surrounded by the Adirondack Mountains of New York, the Green Mountains of Vermont and the massive Lake Champlain, the region is home to dozens of routes that range in difficulty, length and style.

For anyone looking for adventure, check out the Split Rock Mountain Wild Forest in the towns of Essex and Westport. Offering 3,700 acres of forest and miles of Lake Champlain hiking trails to explore, this is a gorgeous natural habitat full of wildlife and rock slabs to conquer.

At Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain, moderate-to-difficult multi-pitch rock and ice climbs are found on the mountain's 500 foot high south facing slab. On the steeper eastern face, find difficult crack climbs, traditional mixed routes and ice columns in winter. Just be aware that many routes are closed during peregrine falcon nesting season, so remember to check closures before heading out.

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced climber, the Lake Champlain Region offers routes for people of all ability levels. Licensed Adirondack guides are easy to hire for professional instruction and insider's tips for some of the best rock climbing spots in the Adirondacks.

Leave No Trace and Love Your ADK

The magic of the Adirondacks is the result of previous generations taking a long view and protecting the mountains, lakes, and rivers within the Blue Line. That tradition continues today as we support and encourage everyone to practice Leave No Trace ethics, which help protect the lands and waters of the Adirondacks.

 

 

Legendary

Keeseville
Route 9, Keeseville | (518) 962-2287
Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain has a commanding summit view which gets even better when the fire tower is open. There's 360 degree views of the High Peaks and Green Mountains in Vermont, Lake Champlain, and the Champlain Valley.
Hiking
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Keeseville
Route 9, Keeseville | (518) 962-2287
Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain has a commanding summit view which gets even better when the fire tower is open. There's 360 degree views of the High Peaks and Green Mountains in Vermont, Lake Champlain, and the Champlain Valley.
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Keeseville
Route 9, Keeseville | (518) 962-2287
Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain has a commanding summit view which gets even better when the fire tower is open. There's 360 degree views of the High Peaks and Green Mountains in Vermont, Lake Champlain, and the Champlain Valley.
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Keeseville
176 NYS Route 9N, Keeseville | (518) 597-4649
Poke-O Moonshine Mountain offers a huge a variety of activities for anyone looking for a place to spend the day, with an easy hike to the top, gorgeous swaths of rock for climbing, and plenty of wildlife, you're sure to find something at Poke-O.
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Keeseville
176 NYS Route 9N, Keeseville | (518) 597-4649
Poke-O Moonshine Mountain offers a huge a variety of activities for anyone looking for a place to spend the day, with an easy hike to the top, gorgeous swaths of rock for climbing, and plenty of wildlife, you're sure to find something at Poke-O.
Attractions
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Keene
Route 9N, Keene | (518) 523-2445
Wonderful views with great rock quality and room for expansion. Several nearby satellite crags make this a great destination. 
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Keeseville
176 NYS Route 9N, Keeseville | (518) 597-4649
Poke-O Moonshine Mountain offers a huge a variety of activities for anyone looking for a place to spend the day, with an easy hike to the top, gorgeous swaths of rock for climbing, and plenty of wildlife, you're sure to find something at Poke-O.
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Keeseville
Route 9, Keeseville | (518) 962-2287
Poke-O-Moonshine Mountain has a commanding summit view which gets even better when the fire tower is open. There's 360 degree views of the High Peaks and Green Mountains in Vermont, Lake Champlain, and the Champlain Valley.
Snowshoeing
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Willsboro
56 Rogers Lane POB 397, Willsboro | (518) 963-4646
The Crux is the newest rock climbing facility in the Adirondacks! The massive indoor facility of 3200 square feet of climbing space offers a wide array of climbs and routes for rock climbers of all ages and ability levels. Come learn to climb with us...
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