The Cascade Lakes area is home to about 5 Adirondack crags. This mountain pass 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 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.
Cascade Lakes is located in a scenic mountain pass on 73 North of Keene Valley.
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The El 5.8 NY : Adirondacks : ... : Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
A great line up the cliff, using a series of horizontal and vertical cracks. Stonker pro, and wonderful, airy positioning make this route a classic among classics! P1: 5.2 (This route uses the same first pitch as "Pete's".) 40' (small gear belay)P2: 5.7 Traverse left across the face using a positive horizontal. At the large right-facing corner, traverse left to the arete, where there is a small overlap. Move around the arete, and continue across the positive horizontal until it ends on a...[more] Browse More Classics in NY