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
138 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',25],['3 Stars',51],['2 Stars',46],['1 Star',15],['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
Center Stage 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
: ... : Beer Walls
One of the better 5.12 trad routes in the park. It hasn't seen much attention over the years, but has recently been thoroughly scrubbed. The first ascent avoided the initial overhanging wall by climbing a cedar tree, which is now gone. The direct start goes at V4.In addition to the hard start, the route has several additional cruxes: the endurance face climbing (which is also runout), and the slab at the top.Boulder up the overhanging wall (~V4) to a ledge. (You may want to stick clip a high pie...[more] Browse More Classics in NY
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.