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
136 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',22],['3 Stars',53],['2 Stars',48],['1 Star',12],['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
White Knight 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a NY
: ... : The Spider's Web
A finger crack that bites back! One that must truly be earned and is an onsight to be proud of, one of the most pure finger cracks in the Adirondacks. Climb up and right onto a small ledge then back left to an alcove (same as for on the loose), traverse 10 feet left on the sloping ledge then embark upwards on a thin finger crack capped with a roof. Break left up the overhang to the left leaning crack to a ledge then back right to the fixed anchor shared with On the Loose....[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!