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Chapel Pond Slab is considered one of the highlights of Adirondack climbing. Not because the climbing is difficult nor for the cleans cracks. In fact, Chapel Pond Slab is very moderate and it offers clean, crack-free slab climbing for some 700 feet.
Heading north from interstate 87 on Route 73, the Slabs will be on the west (left) side of the road. One can either park at the main lot for Chapel Pond, or on the left side of the road where the shoulder widens. There is a climbers path that leaves the road and quickly gets you to the base of the slabs.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Chapel Pond Slab:
Bob's Knob Standard 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad, 6 pitches, 840'
Empress 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a X Trad, 7 pitches, 865'
Regular Route 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13 Trad, 8 pitches, 700'
Thanksgiving 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad, 6 pitches, 550'
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Regular Route 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13 NY : Adirondacks : ... : Chapel Pond Slab
As per "Climbing in the Adirondacks" by Don MellorP1: From the base of the major left-facing corner that begins Empress, rises a dike that leads up to a belay on low-angled rock. 5.0 150'P2: Climb up and slightly right to a ledge at the base of a huge right-facing, arching corner. 5.2 110'P3: Step out onto the face on the right and head for the low point in the wall above. Step through this dish and belay 30' higher at a fixed angle(1979). This can be backed up with camming devices. 5.3 130'P...[more] Browse More Classics in NY
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