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The Dome, Pawtuckaway - Rock Climbing

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Dome Face Right (5.8)
Another stellar day for climbing! This morning Noreen, Nuno and I headed out to The Dome at Pawtuckaway State Park. At first the weather didn't look promising, but forecasts called for afternoon sun. The morning fog did eventually burn off and blue skies warmed up the slab quickly. It was peaceful and we had this crag all to ourselves. 


Nuno setting up top rope

Nuno start, Another Face (5.7)
Noreen on the Pine Tree Crack (5.5)
This crag is perfect for a hammock!

Left: Start on the Half Moon Crack (5.7) Right: Making my way up the crack in the short corner.


Looking down from the finish, Dome Face Right

The Dome overlooks the marsh that feeds Round Pond

Little Finger V1 Direct Finish - Rock Climbing

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Little Finger - V1 Direct Finish 5.7+ G
Trad, 600 ft, 3 Pitches
Rogers Rock, Lake George, 
Adirondacks, New York

How cool it was to kayak to the base of a rock climb! When Katie invited me to climb in the Adirondacks, I really didn't know what to expect, but I was also stoked! But I was even more stoked when she said we were gonna climb the Little Finger route. The Little Finger route is a slab route on the Roger Slide on Lake George. The approach is via kayak, but you can also use canoes, boats (or any type of watercraft) or ask one of the campers with boats to give you a lift to the base of the climbs. You can also rent kayaks and canoes through the Rogers Rock Campground

The super sweet thing about the Little Finger route is its finger cracks. Harold did a fantastic job of leading the route. We climbed through to the VI Direct Finish (5.7+) G and traversed over to a tree with some rap rings and faded slings. We used my Sterling Duettos, 70m doubles for the climb and rapped down in…