Pitchoff Chimney Cliff Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: The wall from the road
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.
Classic Routes - Pete's Farewell 5.7, The El 5.8 and Roaches on the Wall 5.10.
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.
Weather station 6.4 miles from here
16 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pitchoff Chimney Cliff:
The El 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 3 pitches, 180'
PF Flyers 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
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
Pete's Farewell 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b NY
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Pete's Farewell is the Pitchoff classic! Someone once told me the story behind the route's name. After the FA, Pete slipped off the top of the crag. Thinking Pete was dead, his partner looked over the edge to find him about 50ft below on a ledge screaming about his ankles.Pitch 1 - Climb the 30ft easy face to a ledge. 5.2Pitch 2 - Traverse the obvious line out left and up the dihedral to a belay next to the small pine. The lower traverse into the dihedral is slightly harder. 5.6 65ftPitch 3 - Wa...[more] Browse More Classics in NY
Converse in the awkward chimney rappel. When I saw...
BETA PHOTO: This sign marks the parking lot across the road fr...
View of the Pitchoff CHimney Cliff from the draina...