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
38 Total Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
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Rule of the Bone 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b NY
: ... : The Barkeater Cliff
A great climb that offers a little bit of everything with a really good direct variation that provides a sustained quality independent line to the roof.Original: Start as for Mr. Dirty and climb for 30' then traverse right at a crack below the roof to a small left-facing corner in the roof.Direct: Start on top of the obvious large boulder resting at the base of the cliff below a bolt. Work up to the bolt and the finger crack and follow the finger crack to its end and another bolt. ...[more] Browse More Classics in NY
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