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
54 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',21],['2 Stars',24],['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
Quadrophenia AKA Bara Bara 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
: ... : Hurricane Crag
Quadraphenia is a classic route with varied climbing.1: Climb up a nice crack corner up to a small right facing dihedral to a nice ledge. (5.7+; Natural Anchor)2: Mantle onto a small ledge with thin (PG/R) pro until you reach the crack, continue up to a large double overhang via crack. (5.6; small, semi-hanging, belay w/natural anchor) 3: Climb past a sick overhang on the right with nice exposure that turns to a really nice corner/dihedral to another sick overhang. (5.7@SEMIC...[more] Browse More Classics in NY