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Slideshow (57 photos)

Adirondacks, Poko (map)
 

Tres Amigos in the road at Poko

 

Freedom Flight: John high on the third pitch of Freedom Flight

 

Freedom Flight: John high on the third pitch of Freedom Flight

 

Goats Foot: Jim low down on Goats Foot, Poko (Copyright Tad Welch)

 

Goats Foot: Close-up of Jim leading Goats Foot, Poko

Goats Foot: Jim leading Goats Foot, Poko

 

Goats Foot Left: Chris and Joe attempting a line left of Goat's Foot

Hidden Pique: Jim high in the Hidden Pique corner, Poko (Copyright Simeon Warner)

Bushido: Thin steep ice on Bushido, Poko

 

Midlife Crisis: Joe leading the final column on Midlife Crisis during the second ground-up ascent

 

Waterfall: Will leading the Poko Waterfall in lean conditions

 

Positive Thinking: Positive Thinking, as seen from the road in fat conditions (Copyright Simeon Warner)

 

Positive Thinking: Jim starting the first pitch of Positive Thinking, Poko

 

Positive Thinking: Jim high up in the hand crack of Positive Thinking, first pitch

Positive Thinking: Close-up of Jim high up in the hand crack of Positive Thinking, first pitch

 

Positive Thinking: Simon leading the second pitch of Positive Thinking, Poko

 

Run for your Life: Simeon leading on the upper tier of Poko

 

Bushido: John at the base of the Poko Waterfall

 

Joe with refreshments at the base of Cirrhosis

 

Son of Slime: Making the traverse on the first pitch of Son of Slime

 

Son of Slime: Close-up of Jim making the traverse on Son of Slime

 

Positive Thinking: Ade leading the first pitch of Positive Thinking in fat conditions

 

Positive Thinking: Ade leading the first pitch of Positive Thinking in fat conditions

 

Positive Thinking: Dave soloing the lower section of PT in fat conditions

 

Midlife Crisis: Leading the top column of Midlife Crisis in cold, brittle conditions (Copyright Ade Miller)

Midlife Crisis: Leading the top column of Midlife Crisis in cold, brittle conditions (Copyright Ade Miller)

 

Midlife Crisis: Leading the top crux column of Midlife Crisis in cold, brittle conditions (Copyright Ade Miller)

 

Positive Thinking: Leading the third pitch of PT in thin conditions (Copyright Ade Miller)

 

Positive Thinking: Positive thinking from the road; fat conditions

 

Positive Thinking: Simeon leading the second pitch

 

Stingray: Stingray, shown using the first pitch of PT

Waterfall: Tommy leading an ambitious line on the Waterfall with Katherine Snead

 

Waterfall: Tommy leading an ambitious line on the Waterfall with Katherine Snead

 

Legends contemplate the remaining work on the new routes near Pilgrim's Progress

 

Lori with her bandage

 

Legends at the base of Poko

 

Lori taped and ready to go

 

Pilgrim's Progress: Jim at the start of the second pitch (yes, those are bolts next to the crack; what you can't see is that the crack is really the left edge of an enormous arrowhead-shaped detached block)

 

Ancient of Days: Dennis halfway through the overhangs on the last pitch

 

Ancient of Days: Getting ready to pull through the exit moves on the last pitch

 

Ancient of Days: Just below the notch that breaks through the overhangs on the last pitch

 

Ancient of Days: Pulling through the final overhangs

 

Ancient of Days: About to pull through the final overhangs

 

Casual Observer: The death of my Nikon 28TI

 

Morning Star: Straining to pull the final layback move on Morning Star (Copyright Dennis Luther)

 

Morning Star: The final pitch of Morning Star climbs a steep face to a layback finish around a bulge (Copyright Dennis Luther)

 

Morning Star: Cleaning a nut on the second pitch (Copyright Dennis Luther)

 

Thunderhead: Bones works his way out the roof on the second pitch

 

Thunderhead: Bones climbs through the crux on the second pitch; this picture was taken just prior to falling

 

Quitting early to help polish off one very large beer

 

Fastest Gun: At the top of the off-width section on the first pitch

 

Pilgrim's Progress: Jeremy follows the first pitch (5.10a) of Pilgrim's Progress

 

Moonshine: Joe places protection in a small cave before moving out onto crappy unconsolidated ice

 

Moonshine: A few tenuous moves get around the cave

 

Moonshine: Joe climbs the steeper ice; the crux is just above

 

Moonshine: Michelle casually follows Moonshine

 

Positive Thinking: A climber on the first pitch of Positive Thinking in super fat conditions