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Looking for a list of classic easy, well protected routes in the Adirondacks for two over the hill climbers. Up to 5.7 that we'll enjoy and won't get scared. Thanks.
-- JFitzpatrick (Fitzfamily@Connriver.net), June 08, 1998
-Chapel Pond Slab has many classic fun easier routes (5.6) where you can get some real height without too much exposure (check Don Mellor's guidebook) -try some of the alpine slides in the high peaks like gothics, dix, and Mt. Colden -technically easy, but great experiences -you might love the trap dyke on Mt. Colden (strenuous day hike though)
-- christian_a_buckley (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 11, 1998.
Most of the cliffs in the ADK's have a few climbs in the easy, classic category. The Don Mellor Guide is a required reference. He spells it all out. My personal recommedation would be Gamesmanship at Poke-O-Moonshine. The first sequence off the ground is 5.8. After that it's 500 feet of 5.7. Since the start is crack it could easily be aided. Catharsis on the South Slab(same cliff) is another good route. It's a multipitch 5.6. It is a bit run out though. That's typical of our slabs. Happy climbing.
-- kevin j boyle (email@example.com), June 22, 1998.