Ok- enough about the alpine. Eventually in the fall, the weather up high gets fickle (at least until some climbable ice sets up.) But in the Adirondacks, fall is absolutely the best time of year for rock climbing: cool temps, no bugs, crisp air and colors of foliage that have to be seen to be believed. On most weekdays, you can have the place to yourself.
Cloudsplitter guide Mark Scott just sent me these pictures from a recent late-summer day at Poke-O-Moonshine mountain, where he and frequent guest Craig Watson snuck out for a lap on the classic hand & fist cracks and dike traverse of Paralysis (II 5.9). It links with the upper two pitches of the Sunburst Arete for a varied and exposed four-pitch climb.
Don't forget about the Chicks Rock weekend Oct. 4-7, the AMGA Single-Pitch Instructor Course Oct. 18-20 and the SPI Assessment Oct. 16-17.
Fall is also the best time of year to schedule a day or two in the backcountry on the big stone at Wallface Mountain.
Contact us for details.