Rock Climbing

Eagle Canyon, along the Beaver River

The acquisition (by NYSDEC) of lands at Eagle Canyon (the Eagle development) is now available for rock climbing.

Lat, Long: 43.9051, -75.1959 ...see map

"This rugged rock cliff is located along the Beaver River just downstream from Beaver Lake. The rock is very brittle, but has unusual hidden holds that make the faces, aretes, and roofs very climbable. The natural crack lines tend to be chossy and, due to the nature of the brittle rock, a bit suspect." This cliff is in a pleasant, remote area with open woods and next to great swimming holes and rapids.

Highlights: "Class Five, one of the largest climbable roofs in the Adirondacks that sits above a noisy rapid, Promiscuous Girl, a stunning arete, and El Supremo, a tricky, super-exposed face."

Location: From Lowville - follow Number Four Road, about 1/2 mile east of the intersection with Stillwater Road, turn left onto Soft Maple Road. Go about 2.5 miles, then turn right onto another dirt road signed "Beaver River Canoe Route". Drive 1/2 mile and park on the left. Cross the road, walk down the stairs under the penstock, then follow a trail to the cliff. Wade or swim across (in high water) to the cliff.

...climbing details


Singing Waters Park in Lewis County, NY - we are presently researching this.

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