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This crag is the impressive piece of rock on the right side of the road on 73 when driving North from Keene Valley. Its easy roadside access and short approach make it a popular weekend crag. Pitchoff Chimney Cliff is home to about 20 climbs. Ranging from 5.7-5.11. The rock quality is excellent and involves vertical/horizontal cracks and face. Protection is generally good. Most of the climbs offer spectacular views of the scenic Cascade Pass.
Roadside on 73 across from Cascade Lakes, which is about 15mins south of Lake Placid. There are 2 small parking lots on the Cascade Lake side of the road. The approach trail towards the left side of the crag is obvious.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Pitchoff Chimney Cliff:
The Lonely 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Great Chimney 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 3 pitches, 200'
Pete's Farewell 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 3 pitches, 150'
The Disputed 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
The El 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 3 pitches, 180'
Wald-Calder Route 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
PF Flyers 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Roaches on the Wall 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Coffee Achievers 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Rock and Roll Star 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Star Sailor 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Raging Raven 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Featured Route For Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
The El 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c NY : Adirondacks : ... : Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
A great line up the cliff, using a series of horizontal and vertical cracks. Stonker pro, and wonderful, airy positioning make this route a classic among classics! P1: 5.2 (This route uses the same first pitch as "Pete's".) 40' (small gear belay)P2: 5.7 Traverse left across the face using a positive horizontal. At the large right-facing corner, traverse left to the arete, where there is a small overlap. Move around the arete, and continue across the positive horizontal until it ends on a...[more] Browse More Classics in NY
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