Chapel Pond Pass Rock Climbing
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
134 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',22],['3 Stars',52],['2 Stars',48],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Chapel Pond Pass
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Chapel Pond Pass:
Featured Route For Chapel Pond Pass
Partition 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a NY
: ... : Upper Washbowl Cliff
P1: recommended start variation is Butterflies Are Free (100 feet, 5.9-)P2: the huge dihedral with a crack (5.9) sits above the 3rd class ramp. Very sustained. In some places no real features for stemming. Left wall below the offwith was dripping wet but I was able to use the right side "ramp" and stemming to move into the overhanging offwith. It felt more like 5.10. Stand up, and high reach will get you to better, if rounded, holds and exit....[more] Browse More Classics in NY
By Shane Kenyon
From: Canandaigua (city), New York
Aug 30, 2016
Is the Aquarium Wall missing here? Was going to add it if so. There are some sweet climbs back there!
By Jim Lawyer
Aug 30, 2016
Shane: That hasn't been added. Got for it!