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Keene Valley Region

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Keene Valley Region 


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Description 

Home to the greatest 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.


Getting There 

Take I-87 North to Exit 30 (way the heck up there); make a right at the end of the exit ramp, and start looking around. You'll come upon Chapel Pond, Emperor Slab, and a few others in short order.


137 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Keene Valley Region:
Empress   5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a X     Trad, 7 pitches, 865'   Chapel Pond Slab
Regular Route   5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a PG13     Trad, 8 pitches, 700'   Chapel Pond Slab
North Country Club Crack   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Jewels and Gems
Labatt-Ami   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   Beer Walls
Tilman's Arete   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   Tilman's Arete
Quadrophenia AKA Bara Bara   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 4 pitches, 350'   Hurricane Crag
Mr. Clean   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   The Barkeater Cliff
Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   The Spider's Web
Rockaholic   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Beer Walls
Frosted Mug   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 90'   Beer Walls
Partition   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Upper Washbowl Cliff
Slim Pickins   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   The Spider's Web
Flying & Drinking and Drinking & Driving   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Beer Walls
Esthesia   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   The Spider's Web
On The Loose   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   The Spider's Web
TR   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   The Spider's Web
Drop, Fly, or Die   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   The Spider's Web
Fear and Loathing in Keene Valley   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   The Spider's Web
It's Only Entertainment   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   The Spider's Web
Zabba   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   The Spider's Web
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Tilman's Arete 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b  NY : Adirondacks : ... : Tilman's Arete
This route climbs the prominent right angling arete as visible from Rt 73. The second pitch offers fun exposed arete climbing with a magnificent backdrop. There are many moderate variations to the first pitch that start in the corner to the left of the arete, and use the cracks to traverse over to the fixed anchor atop pitch 1.The pitches can easily be linked into 1 pitch.Pitch 1: Climb a crack to the arete and angle left to a 2 bolt anchor on a comfortable ledge. (5.3)Pitch2: Climb the obvious ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NY

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