Climbing

Sport Climbing at the Dike Wall

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  • The Dike Wall, accessed by a well-worn hikers trail around the backside of Lake George, offers some of the best, easy-access, single-pitch sport climbing routes in the region. The rock is high-quality, Yosemite-style granite, with a full range of routes in a spectacular setting beneath Crystal Crag. Almost all of the hardware is contemporary. Given the variety of aspects, one can climb in the sun in the cool of the morning and move into the shade in the afternoon. And amazingly it's typically not very crowded. For detailed route information consult any of a number of excellent local guidebooks.

  • The Dike Wall, accessed by a well-worn hikers trail around the backside of Lake George, offers some of the best, easy-access, single-pitch sport climbing routes in the region. The rock is high-quality, Yosemite-style granite, with a full range of routes in a spectacular setting beneath Crystal Crag. Almost all of the hardware is contemporary. Given the variety of aspects, one can climb in the sun in the cool of the morning and move into the shade in the afternoon. And amazingly it's typically not very crowded. For detailed route information consult any of a number of excellent local guidebooks.

  • Experience Checklist

    • Belay partner
    • Climbing shoes
    • Day pack
    • Energy bars/electrolyte replacement
    • First-aid kit
    • Harness
    • Helmet
    • Insect repellent
    • Local climbing guide or guidebook
    • Practical shoes
    • Protection
    • Rope
    • Smartphone
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Sunscreen/lip protector
    • Water

    Public Services

    Experience Information

    Trail Length
    1.5 miles
    Trail Surface
    Soil
    Duration
    Half day

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