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Chapel Pond and Chapel Pond Canyon

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Chapel Pond and Chapel Pond Canyon 


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Looking across Chapel Pond at the Gully Area.

Description 

Chapel Pond is one of the premier ice arenas in the Adirondacks, offering a stone's-throw approach, accessible routes of all difficulty levels, and pleasant climbing conditions...usually. The pond area is directly across from the main parking lot on Rt. 73, while Chapel Pond Canyon is lookers right from the parking lot, and semi hidden down--you guessed it--a canyon. The main face of Chapel Pond is NE facing, so it is sunny in the morning, then falls into the shade as the day progresses.

Be wary of this area on beautiful weekend days, as it is also THE most popular ice climbing venue in all of the Adirondacks.


Getting There 

From the Northway (I-87). Take exit 30 and follow Rt. 9 northwest to NY 73. Follow this northwest straight into Keene Valley. Chapel Pond will become visible on the left after about 5 miles. The parking lot is directly in front of the Pond, though when full, parking on either side of 73 is acceptable.


Climbing Season


25 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Chapel Pond and Chapel Pond Canyon:
Chapel Pond Slabs   WI2+     Ice, 4 pitches   
White Line Fever   WI2-3     Ice, 2 pitches, 350'   
Dogleg Right   WI3+     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 200'   
Quinn the Eskimo   WI2-3     Ice, 1 pitch, 110'   
Whales in the Jungle   WI3     Ice, 1 pitch, 80'   
Rule of the Bone   WI3+     Ice, 60'   
Ice Slot   WI4-     Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   
Hot Shot   WI4     Ice, 1 pitch, 60'   
Positive Reinforcement   WI4-     Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   
Power Play   WI4+     Ice, 3 pitches, 220'   
Crystal Ice Tower   WI4     Ice   
Lions on the Beach   WI4-     Ice, 1 pitch, 80'   
Haggis and Cold Toast   WI3+     Ice, 1 pitch, 180'   
Chouinard's Gully    WI3     Ice, 2 pitches, 300'   
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Climber on the upper curtain of Ice Storm. This photo shows how the route formed in 2013; usually one has to traverse further left to the bigger curtain.

Ice Storm WI5+ M5 PG13  NY : Adirondacks : ... : Chapel Pond and Chapel Pond...
One of the testpieces of Chapel Pond; steep, sustained, and rare.In the center of the face, climb an ice hose to a shallow cave 30' up. There's good rock gear here, and in the horizontals left of the cave. Traverse left 6' (or more depending on where the ice forms that year), then go straight up to the top.Rappel from trees at the top.The start is shared with several routes: Bubba (which goes straight up from the cave) and Buford (which traverses right from the cave, then goes up)....[more]   Browse More Classics in NY

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Chapel pond on 2013-11-30
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