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Elevation: 1,621 ft 494 m
GPS: 44.14055, -73.74655
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Shared By: Taino Grosjean on Jan 24, 2007 · Updates
Admins: Morgan Patterson, Kevin MudRat MacKenzie, Jim Lawyer

Description Suggest change

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.

Getting There Suggest change

Take I-87 north to Exit 30 (way the heck up there); make a left at the end of the exit ramp, and follow US 9 as it winds up a gradual hill. At a confusing intersection (known locally as "Malfunction Junction"), continue straight onto NY 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 Slab (absolutely can't miss it towering over the road on the left), and in a matter of seconds, you'll reach Chapel Pond itself. This is the heart of the Keene Valley region.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Chapel Pond Pass

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
 310
Regular Route
Trad 8 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a X
 125
Empress
Trad 7 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 178
Tilman's Arete
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 200
Rockaholic
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 224
Frosted Mug
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 74
Partition
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 164
Slim Pickins
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 153
On The Loose
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 151
Esthesia
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 49
Overture
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 70
Blacksmith
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 131
Flying & Drinking and Drinking &…
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5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 147
TR
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 109
Drop, Fly, or Die
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 88
Fear and Loathing in Keene Valley
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Regular Route Chapel Pond Slab
 310
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13 Trad 8 pitches
Empress Chapel Pond Slab
 125
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a X Trad 7 pitches
Tilman's Arete Tilman's Arete
 178
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Rockaholic Beer Walls > Lower Beer Wall
 200
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Frosted Mug Beer Walls > Upper Beer Wall
 224
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Partition Upper Washbowl Cliff
 74
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Slim Pickins Spider's Web
 164
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
On The Loose Spider's Web
 153
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Esthesia Spider's Web
 151
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Overture Upper Washbowl Cliff
 49
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Blacksmith Beer Walls > Lower Beer Wall
 70
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Flying & Drinking and Drink… Beer Walls > Upper Beer Wall
 131
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad
TR Spider's Web
 147
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Drop, Fly, or Die Spider's Web
 109
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Fear and Loathing in Keene… Spider's Web
 88
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
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