Perched tightly in the wooded hillside above the south end of the 82 Crag, the sunny Chapel Crag hosts two short sport routes reminiscent of routes at The New Wave Wall at Rumney. This steep, powerful, and sustained duo, FA'ed by Dave Vuono in 2008, are definitely worth the 15 minute bushwhack past the main faces of the 82 Crag.
Use the same directions as for the 82 Crag. Once at the 82, follow the main trail right along the base of the big wall section of the crag, passing the 4th class scramble to the 5.12 Wall. Continue uphill, weaving your way through a short, mossy ledge system, and on up through the steep woods. It is possible to see the cliff from the top of the short ledge system in the late Fall, however, you won't be so lucky in the spring/summer with leaves on the trees.
Sustained and sequential face climbing up the right side of wall characterize this short, powerhouse-of-a-route. A delicate boulder problem through an awkward open-book greets you right off the deck. You can choose to protect it with a .4 or .5 Camalot, or just get a good spot. Once on the ledge, follow sandy pinches, shallow dishes, and small crimps through several cruxes to a somewhat heartbreaker move directly below the anchor.Rests?--one, perhaps two, if you can sort out the feet and the ...[more]Browse More Classics in VT