Views of Upper and Lower Washbowl, Creature Walls ...
Home to high concentration of climbs in the Adirondacks. The rock here is anorthosite - an unusual rock in that it's relatively rare, and is formed in ways that scientists don't fully understand. We call it "granite" - more to the point, exfoliating granite.
Take I-87 North to Exit 30 (way the heck up there); make a LEFT at the end of the exit ramp, and follow Rt 9 as it winds up a gradual hill. At a confusing intersection (known locally as malfunction junction), continue straight onto Route 73 and follow this northwest. About 2.5 further you will arrive at the pull off for Spanky's area. Shortly after comes the Chapel Pond Slabs (absolutely can't miss them towering over the road), and in a matter of seconds, you'll reach Chapel Pond itself. This is the heart of the Keene Valley Region.
Weather station 9.4 miles from here
129 Total Routes
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Regular Route 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
: ... : 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
Latest Regional Forum Messages
By Jim Lawyer
Jul 2, 2014
Some aspects of your description match Moss Cliff. Actually, I can think of no other 3-pitch-high cliff with a river crossing.
By bradley white
Jul 5, 2014
thanks Jim. I look at moss cliff and its distinguishable.