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Chiller Pillar 


Type:  TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 100'
Original: WI4 [details]
FA: Dave Cilley, todd Eastman, and Dave Hough 2/77
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Submitted By: Kevin Zagorda on Sep 26, 2008

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On a 30+ degree day on Chiller Pillar. Since it's ...


An old quarry wall that faces south, this climb is a good choice for a sunny cold day in mid-season; especially after freezing your tail off on Multiplication Gulley.

The climb is very straightforward, it goes right up the wall. In good years, several lines may be climbable.


From Wilmington head up Whiteface Memorial Drive until the road forks. The left fork goes to the Whiteface Memorial Drive tollbooth and the right fork puts you on Gillispie Drive. Go about 1/4 mile (and past Lake Stevens on the left). As the road bends to the left you'll see a pull-out on the right that can hold about 4 cars or so. There's a trail at the pull out that will take you to Chiller Pillar in a 5 min walk or less. The guidebook describes the trail as a logging road, but it's no road, just a path.

The trailhead is at 44° 24.239', -73° 52.737'


Can be climbed on toprope by ascending around the right side of the wall to the trees at the top of the route.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Another intriguing line to the left of the main wa...
BETA PHOTO: Another intriguing line to the left of the main wa...
Rock Climbing Photo: An early season shot taken 12/23
BETA PHOTO: An early season shot taken 12/23
Rock Climbing Photo: rock'in it on Chiller Pillar.
rock'in it on Chiller Pillar.
Rock Climbing Photo: Left side of Chiller Pillar
Left side of Chiller Pillar

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By Ben Brotelho
From: Albany, NY
Mar 26, 2014

Great spot…nice and sunny, no wind. A warm little oasis with a big pillar to climb on cold days.

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