Description

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

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.

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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
 107
Afternoon Delight
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
 200
Regular Route
Trad 8 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a X
 77
Empress
Trad 7 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 110
North Country Club Crack
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 83
Sword
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 97
Labatt-Ami
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 112
Tilman's Arete
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 131
Rockaholic
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 131
Frosted Mug
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 96
Slim Pickins
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 85
On The Loose
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 90
Esthesia
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 84
Flying & Drinking and Drinking &…
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5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 94
TR
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 63
Drop, Fly, or Die
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Afternoon Delight Beer Walls > Lower Beer Wall
 107
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Regular Route Chapel Pond Slab
 200
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13 Trad 8 pitches
Empress Chapel Pond Slab
 77
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a X Trad 7 pitches
North Country Club Crack Jewels & Gems
 110
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Sword Beer Walls > Lower Beer Wall
 83
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Labatt-Ami Beer Walls > Upper Beer Wall
 97
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Tilman's Arete Tilman's Arete
 112
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Rockaholic Beer Walls > Lower Beer Wall
 131
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Frosted Mug Beer Walls > Upper Beer Wall
 131
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Slim Pickins Spider's Web
 96
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
On The Loose Spider's Web
 85
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Esthesia Spider's Web
 90
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Flying & Drinking and Drink… Beer Walls > Upper Beer Wall
 84
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad
TR Spider's Web
 94
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Drop, Fly, or Die Spider's Web
 63
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
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