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Areas in Chapel Pond Pass

Aquarium, The 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Backwater Wall 4 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Beer Walls 37 / 4 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 41
Chapel Pond Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Chapel Pond Slab 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Creature Wall, The 10 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Jewels and Gems 8 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
King Wall, The 5 / 4 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 9
Lower Washbowl Cliffs 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Martini Wall 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Roaring Brook Falls 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Shipton's Arete 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Spanky's Area 8 / 5 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Spider's Web, The 25 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 25
Tanager Face 6 / 1 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Tilman's Arete 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Upper Washbowl Cliff 9 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Washbowl Pond 1 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
White Water Walls 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3

Description [Edit]

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 [Edit]

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 PG13
 176
Regular Route
Trad 8 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 101
Afternoon Delight
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a X
 66
Empress
Trad 7 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 103
North Country Club Crack
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 89
Labatt-Ami
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 98
Tilman's Arete
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 122
Rockaholic
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 76
Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 123
Frosted Mug
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 90
Slim Pickins
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 76
On The Loose
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 88
Esthesia
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 77
Flying & Drinking and Drinking & Driving
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 86
TR
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 60
Drop, Fly, or Die
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Regular Route Chapel Pond Slab
 176
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13 Trad 8 pitches
Afternoon Delight Beer Walls > Lower Beer Wall
 101
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Empress Chapel Pond Slab
 66
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a X Trad 7 pitches
North Country Club Crack Jewels and Gems
 103
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Labatt-Ami Beer Walls > Upper Beer Wall
 89
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Tilman's Arete Tilman's Arete
 98
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Rockaholic Beer Walls > Lower Beer Wall
 122
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood Spider's Web
 76
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Frosted Mug Beer Walls > Upper Beer Wall
 123
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Slim Pickins Spider's Web
 90
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
On The Loose Spider's Web
 76
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Esthesia Spider's Web
 88
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Flying & Drinking and Drink… Beer Walls > Upper Beer Wall
 77
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad
TR Spider's Web
 86
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Drop, Fly, or Die Spider's Web
 60
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
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Is the Aquarium Wall missing here? Was going to add it if so. There are some sweet climbs back there! Aug 30, 2016
Jim Lawyer    
Shane: That hasn't been added. Got for it! Aug 30, 2016

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