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Old 03-16-2017, 08:01 PM   #21
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Panther Gorge gets a WI5- & 3+ on March 10: Ride the Lightning & Skip the Lightning. Trip #32 above.
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Old 06-23-2017, 09:08 PM   #22
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Added "Slacker Cracker" on a newly opened wall--the Chimney Wall. This cliff hosts a large chimney with a vertical trap dike.
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Old 07-06-2017, 09:02 PM   #23
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Added Marcy's Great Chimney (aka Empty Tomb) & All Ryled Up on the Chimney Wall on June 15. The Chimney is a vertical basaltic trap dike.

2017 August update: Dave Jackson contacted us and claimed 1st ascent of the chimney proper in September of 1978! A new bit of history!

http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/20...trap-dike.html
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Old 08-31-2017, 08:46 PM   #24
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Added Anorthofright to Marcy's East Face on August 27. It went at 5.9- / 710'

http://www.summitpost.org/panther-go...ht-5-9/1005961
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Old 09-24-2017, 11:46 AM   #25
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Added Panther's Pinnacle to Marcy's Chimney Wall on September 16. It went at 5.9 / 250'

http://www.summitpost.org/panther-go...nnacle/1007725
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:23 PM   #26
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Added Spiritus Draconis (WI4+) to Marcy's Chimney Wall area on Feb. 1, 2018.
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Old 04-19-2018, 06:26 PM   #27
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Added John 3:16 (WI4) & PG-13 (WI4) to Mt. Haystack's V Wall on 2018 March 24. Time to take a break until June!

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Old 11-14-2018, 07:33 PM   #28
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I haven't posted an update in a while for various reasons. I figured I'd cover all of this summer's development at once.

All the Panther Gorge excitement this year was during June.
  1. Haystack (No Man's Land)-Paws Off (5.8) (w/Steven St. Pierre) 2018 June 9.
  2. Marcy (Agharta Wall)-Moonraker Runout (5.8+) (w/Ken Hebb) 2018 June 16.
  3. Marcy (Panther Den)-Castle Column (5.9) (w/Ken Hebb) 2018 June 17.

Adam Crofoot, Alan Wechsler, and I then added Free Soul (5.9 X) on Big Slide. The route should probably be rated XXX...

I know this isn't Panther Gorge, but the details are here for those interested: https://www.summitpost.org/soul-free...untain/1024275
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Old 01-13-2019, 03:20 PM   #29
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Finally got on an aesthetic line south of the big Marcy climbs and added Apex Predator on January 5th, 2019. ...and introduced a new friend to the Gorge.

https://www.summitpost.org/panther-g...-wi4-5/1028296
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Old 07-05-2019, 11:32 PM   #30
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New Routes

Development's slowing down a little, but we got a couple things done in June over 3 visits (1 was guiding up a 2014 route).
  • Haystack (Ramp Wall arete)-Lioness Rampant (top rope) (5.11d) (w/Allison Rooney) 2019 June 8.
  • Marcy (Feline Wall)-Cracks of My Tears (5.10a) (w/Loren Swears) 2019 June 28.

Links to these are in the main post.
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http://www.adirondackmountaineering....nthergorgebook

Some of my close friends have known that I've been working on a book for nearly half a decade. The end result, Panther Gorge, is 228 pages with over 170 color photographs and plates. Ten years of field work, historical research, writing, photography, and designing has finally paid off.

Panther Gorge contains an in-depth description of the primary features and general history back to the 1800's (including ADK pioneers like Colvin, Street, Goodwin, Hopkins, Phelps, and more). The second part of the book, the Chronicles, is comprised of narratives with photos taken during each trip between 2009 - 2018.

This is NOT a guidebook. It is a celebration of one of the Adirondack's most remote venues. At it's heart, its purpose is to document the Gorge's history and show the beauty of this magnificent area to those who cannot or will not venture to such a rugged, remote area--the original reason I started writing online trip reports back in 2004.

Many generous people have contributed to this project and I'm grateful beyond words to each. Thank you all! Panther Gorge would not be what it is without them.

All the glory goes to God for how this project fell together. Jesus Christ walked with me the whole way; whether I was solo or with friends.

My wife Deb proofread, advised, and supported me tirelessly over the years. Kristen Taylor patiently worked with me for over a year and took a collection of text and photos and created a professionally designed book. Don Mellor wrote an eloquent Foreward--it's an honor to begin the book in such a way. Tony Goodwin is the editor and did so with a mindset of leaving the flavor of my writing intact. Nolan Huther contributed the stunning drawings mixed in through the pages.

Many, many people selflessly contributed research time, advice, guidance, and/or personal knowledge to the project including Jim Lawyer, Emilie Drinkwater, Will Roth, John Sasso, Richard E. Tucker, Scott Vanlaer, and Professor of Geology Jeff Chiarenzelli to name a few.

This journey as a whole and each trip belongs to the tenacious explorers, climbers, and backcountry aficionados that accompanied me. Without them, this book would not exist. Each of the following people shared one or more trips, bled, crawled, and climbed with me. With many, I was the student. Listed in trip order, they are: Mark Lowell, Greg Kadlecik, Scott Vanlaer, Anthony Seidita, Adam Crofoot, Allison Rooney, Bill Schneider, Hunter Lombardi, Justin Thalheimer, Dan Plumley, Devin Farkas, Nolan Huther, Alan Wechsler, Dustin Ulrich, John Pikus, Loren Swears, Jaryn DeShane, Doug Ferguson, Walker Wolf Bockley, Matt Dobbs, Jace Mullen, Steven St. Steven St Pierre, Ken
Ken Hebb, Laura Duncan, Brent Elliott, and Aaron Courain.

Full details, a "look inside," and purchasing information are at the following link. http://www.adirondackmountaineering....nthergorgebook
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