Adirondack Bouldering Guidebook (NOW AVAILABLE)

  Phil Brown (an editor for Adirondack Explorer) wrote a review for the bouldering guidebook that was posted on the Adirondack Almanack.  You can find the review here: 

http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2016/05/61250.html


  Finally, the first ever all inclusive bouldering guidebook for the Adirondack Park here in upstate New York.  I have been working on this compilation since 2013 and am elated that it is finally available for the climbing community.  I personally visited each area covered in the book (on some occasions multiple trips were made to the same area to confirm descriptions, confirm mapping and to get the best photographs of the boulders) to photograph the boulders that have been climbed, to GPS each boulder field so accurate maps drawn to scale could be generated, to confirm boulder problem descriptions and difficulty, and to photograph climbers as they bouldered.  After all of the extensive field work was done, I spent the following year and a half compiling all of the data digitally into a comprehensive collection covering all of the bouldering within the Adirondack Park that I had learned about over the past decade or so of actively climbing here.  The entire effort took thousands of hours and consumed my life for a while but in the end I am extremely happy with the final product.  I hope everyone finds this guidebook to be informative and useful out there in the forest! 

  Currently this guidebook, New York:  Adirondack Park Bouldering is only available for purchase through my climbing blog or at the capital districts local climbing gym; The Edge in Halfmoon New York.  The price of the book is $40.00 (plus tax and shipping if applicable).

  Here is a breakdown of what you can expect to find in the guide:

  • (26) separate bouldering areas
  • (318) pages of full color, high resolution printing
  • detailed USGS overview maps that show each area in context with adjacent roadways and water bodies to help with way-finding and navigation  
  • enlargement maps of each bouldering area with boulders labeled along with all of the known boulder problems
  • GPS coordinates for the parking areas along with coordinates to some of the main boulders
  • high resolution photographs of a majority of the boulders at each area with the boulder problems superimposed over the photograph for additional clarity 
  • high resolution action photographs compliments of many of my close friends
  • detailed descriptions of each boulder problem
  • an introduction page for each bouldering area with a description of the area, history of the area, along with directions and any access issues that might currently exist
  • climbing narratives written by a handful of long time local Adirondack Park climbers 




A printed copy of the guidebook


A view of some of the interior pages

Some more interior pages and a detailed map of one of the bouldering zones at Nine Corner Lake 

Guidebook Cover 
Guidebook inside front cover 
Guidebook inside back cover 

Guidebook back cover 


Table of Contents 
















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    1. AdkMike-

      Gnarnia is privately owned at this this point, no maps can be distributed to the public. I have been trying to get a hold of the landowner but have not have any success in trying to get approval for including Gnarnia/Brant Lake in the upcoming Adirondack Bouldering Guidebook.

      Thanks for the post

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  2. Any chance at scoring some private beta? I live just over the hill from the Gnarn' (Literally a 5 minute walk) and would love some reference for what I've been playing on. Thanks!

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    1. Hey AdkMike...here is a youtube link for a video I put together from the Brant Lake Boulders a couple of years ago. I haven't been back in awhile, but there has been a sick addition there with a stellar V11 on the massive overhanging boulder.

      https://youtu.be/-LxniEtpn1M

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  4. Those are some sweet boulder problems. I'm surprised no one mentions the main wall at Gnarnia...great routes up there.

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  5. Been checking the site almost daily for updates on the guidebook! Just moved to the area and would love to study up on the routes before spring!

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  6. Getting my final bound proof of the bouldering guidebook for my final approval before the mass printing begins...soooo close now!!!

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  7. anymore updates on the guidebook?

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  8. Book is available!!! Be sure to secure your personal copy before the first printing runs out. Happy climbing eveyone

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    1. Will be purchasing this book soon, hopefully! Just a side question, have you checked out anything in the Ensign Pond area. Your buddy posted some stuff way back here: http://adkbouldering.blogspot.com/2008/11/ensign-pond-area.html I've checked out the area my self and saw some potential but didnt see any boulders that he included in the photos.

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    2. Hey Luke thanks for the comment and the interest in buying a copy of the guide!

      Regarding the Ensign Pond area, I have never personally seen those boulders. I do recall Kippy's post on what he discovered there and I plan on checking them out sometime in the near future. Did you climb there at all?

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    3. Didn't get a chance to climb, but saw visited the field and saw potential projects. It's a steep talus field with larger boulders at the bottom. Stuff needs to be cleaned along with bushwacking. Hope to climb there soon though.

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  9. Any chance I can buy a copy if I live in Canada? Paypal will not take my payment and I am planning a trip down and would love to have this guide book.

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    1. Unfortunately not at this time...the shipping costs for anything with tracking to canada is unreal, like $22 for usps flat rate. I have a contact in canada that i am going to try to get a bunch of copies to this fall so they can distibute them for me up there. But until then it is only available here in the us. So sorry for the inconvenience.

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  10. I'm trying to purchase the guide for our library. We are NYS sales tax exempt - how can I buy the guide without paying sales tax? (Our exempt # is 130892). Thank you. K.McAuley, Skidmore College.

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    1. Email me personally at southernadirondackclimber (at) gmail (dot) com and we can process the payment in a different manner. Thanks for the interest!

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