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Cascade Pass

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Cascade, The 
Cysty Ugler 
Green Gully 
Pitchoff Left TR 
Pitchoff Quarry T,TR 
Pitchoff Right T,TR 
Sisters Right 
Three Flows 

Cascade Pass  

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Cascade Pass is the spectacular canyon separating Pitchoff and Cascade mountains. Route 73 runs along the North edge of Upper and Lower Cascade Lakes, providing views of fat ice on both sides of the canyon. While the flows on the South side are difficult to access, the obvious ice on the lower flanks of Pitchoff is only a short hike from the road, making it one of the most popular ice climbing areas in the Adirondacks.

The canyon is a natural wind tunnel, so dress warm. Expect company.

Getting There 

From Lake Placid, take Route 73 East towards Keene Valley.
From the Northway, take 73 W past Keene Valley and Keene.

Cascade Pass is the fairly obvious constriction where the road juts up against the narrow lakes. The most accessible ice climbing is NE of Lower Cascade Lake.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.0 miles from here

10 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cascade Pass:
Three Flows   WI3-4     Ice   
Green Gully   WI3+     Ice, 2 pitches, 150'   
Sisters Right   WI4     Ice, 1 pitch, 90'   
Pitchoff Left   WI4     TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 70'   
Pitchoff Quarry   WI4-5     Trad, TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   
Pitchoff Right   WI3-4     Trad, TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 90'   
The Cascade   WI2+     Ice, 3 pitches, 1200'   
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Featured Route For Cascade Pass
The route seen from the lake.

Wetfoot WI4- R  NY : Adirondacks : ... : Cascade Pass
1st pitch: Consistent 75 degree thin ice passing a few steeper sections.2nd pitch: Lower angle but thinner ice to the top.One rappel off new rap station with double ropes gets you to the bottom....[more]   Browse More Classics in NY

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