I had the opportunity this weekend to do some more exploring around the infamous Lost Hunter's crag in the Caroga Lake Region. I have seen these massive boulders on the approach to this back country cliff and have stood beneath most of them marveling at their steep terrain and features...just enough features in fact to make for some excellent and hard boulder problems. Yesterdays snowshoe recon mission reconfirmed what I had already known; these boulders are big, these boulders have holds, the landings are decent and these boulders have never been climbed on! All together I mapped out over a dozen house sized boulders with numerous smaller/satelite boulders and rock outcrops in the immediate area. I even stumbled across two cliff bands that I have never seen before and I have been in this area over 30 times in the past two years.
I would estimate that there are somewhere between 30-40 boulder problems on these untouched back country boulders and I have every intention of doing some preparation work to get them ready and climbable by the spring season. The concentration of boulders makes the journey into this area worth the effort. Once at the boulders, everything is in close proximity to one another. The approach to these boulders dwarfs 90% of the current Adirondack Bouldering locations and takes roughly 45 minutes but in my opinion the next progression for Adirondack Bouldering will be found in the remote/back country zones.
Here are some pictures to peak some interests, all of the boulders shown are a minimum of 20 feet tall for reference, I didn't post images of any of the "smaller" boulders that will still yield some great boulder problems. Also, there is a 30' tall boulder by the main cliff itself that I also did not post...
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