Adirondack Rock is the comprehensive rock climbing guidebook to the Adirondack Park, written by Jim Lawyer and Jeremy Haas. The guidebook includes all technical rock climbing routes and boulder problems from all known crags and boulders located on public land within the boundary of the Adirondack Park in New York State.


Area Coverage

242 cliffs, many of which have never before been documented.

1,938 routes and variations—that's 1,122 new routes.

6 bouldering areas with 350 bouldering problems.



672 pages, 2-color (black and red).

19-page full color gallery.

Full route descriptions in an easy-to-read, comprehensive format.

59 aerial photos with route lines.

90 approach maps.

115 cliff topos.

168 action black-and-white photos.

24 drawings and paintings.

21 essays written by prominent Adirondack climbers.

Foreword by Don Mellor, French foreword by Loc Briand.

Complete history of each cliff.

5-star system for rating routes.

GPS coordinates of every cliff and parking area.


Book Details

5 x 8 x 1", 34oz.

Printed on high-quality glossy paper.

Super strong binding—PUR glued binding.


ISBN-10: 0-9814702-0-3.

ISBN-13: 978-0-9814702-0-7.

The cover of the book shows Emilie Drinkwater on Redneck on a Rope (5.10d), on the summit of Snowy Mountain near Indian Lake. This route, put in by Karl Swisher and Sid Perkins in 2003, stands just shy of 4000', making it among the highest sport routes in the northeast.


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