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Nine Corner Boulders

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About Nine Corner Boulders:

The hidden gem of Central New York!

Located just barely across the border of the Adirondack park, this boulder field will be of primary interest to climbers in the almost rock-starved Albany to Syracuse corridor. Hidden along the shores of scenic Nine Corner Lake are dozens of glacial erratics comprised of gritty anorthosite. The boulders range in size from miniscule to monstrous and are loaded with flakes, edges, and coarse slopers. These boulders have seen minimal development, and the majority of the problems have yet to be cleaned and climbed. It appears that the bulk of the problems will fall into the moderate to difficult range. Bring a brush!!

The boulders are on the public lands of the Adirondacks, an area that has always been climber-friendly. There is adequate parking at the trailhead. There is already a trail leading right to the boulders. Development has kicked off, so if you want a piece of the action get out there!

Nearest town or city: Canada Lake
Directions: Parking is located on Rt. 29A 100 yards west of the intersection of Rt. 29A and Rt. 10, Near Canada Lake, NY. Very easy to find with a map of the area. Head north on rt 10 out of Palatine Bridge/Canajoharie. Exit 29 on the NYS Thruway. Follow the trail on the north side of the road marked toward Nine Corner Lake. Follow the trail for about a mile. When the Lake becomes visible, angle right. Cross the obvious earthen dam at the end of the lake. The first boulders should be visible in the woods from the dam. Topographical map
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Access Issues: State property There are various campsites around the lake.
Camping: Free
When to Climb: Summer
Quantity of Climbs: Month


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Forum Discussions (4 posts)

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
With Replies Some video of 9 corners... adk_rocks 11 Dec 01 2005, 4:21 AM
With Replies Someone out there wanna give me a tour of Nine Corner? mikeecht 3 Jan 30 2005, 6:34 AM
With Replies Development trip to Nine Corners taualum23 12 Apr 19 2004, 1:21 PM
With Replies Nine Corner, NY -- Who's been there??? jkarns 12 Jul 28 2004, 8:55 AM