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
137 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',24],['3 Stars',52],['2 Stars',46],['1 Star',14],['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
Greensleeves 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
: ... : Chapel Pond Slab
The route begins at the end of the fourth pitch of Empress. Instead of going up the off-width on Empress, traverse right for 15 feet to gain a crack. Ascend the crack for 135 feet or so and belay at a bulge where the route steepens. For the second pitch continue over the bulge, step down to another crack and follow it to a tree island. For the third pitch, ascend 4th-class slab to the top or traverse right to the woods and the top of Bob's Knob for the North Descent Route....[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.