Keene Region Rock Climbing
John Ciccone leading the last pitch of the mega cl...
The Keene Region contains all the crags around the town of Keene and up the road in Cascade Pass. Cascade Pass, in particular, is one of the most beautiful in the Adirondacks. The most popular crag in this area is the roadside Pitchoff Chimney Cliff. This crag may get some traffic during the weekends. Besides Pitchoff, the other most obvious crag in the pass is the huge wall on the southeast side of Lower Cascade Lake. This is Cascade Cliff which receives little traffic because most of the routes have "grown in" and likely contain loose rock.
Barkeater is accessible more directly from the town of Keene out Allstead Hill Road. The cliffs on Spruce Hill Road (route 9N) outside of Keene are also included in this region, including Hurricane Cliff.
Take I-87 North to Exit 30 (way the heck up there); make a LEFT at the end of the exit ramp, and follow Rt 9 as it winds up a gradual hill. Go straight through Malfunction Junction onto Route 73 and follow this over Chapel Pond Pass to Keene Valley, then onto Keene.
Cascade Lakes is located in a scenic mountain pass on 73 North of Keene Valley.
Weather station 10.1 miles from here
59 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',22],['2 Stars',26],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Keene Region
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Keene Region:
Featured Route For Keene Region
Raging Raven 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c NY
: ... : Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
Though this is Pitchoff's lone sport route among several Adirondack classics, Raging Raven is an absolute must for anyone looking to lighten their rack and have a grand time on a steep line of big holds.Though, this route is listed as a sport route, a yellow Camalot behind a flake helps protect otherwise unprotected boulder moves off the deck.Once you've cleared the frustrating initial moves, enjoy the steep and well-bolted face. Just don't make too much noise enroute to the anchor, or you may ...[more] Browse More Classics in NY