Elevation: 1,621 ft
GPS: 44.141, -73.747 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Taino Grosjean on Jan 24, 2007 · Updates
Admins: Jim Lawyer

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 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 X
 98
Empress
Trad 7 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
 255
Regular Route
Trad 8 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 135
North Country Club Crack
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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 113
Sword
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 146
Tilman's Arete
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 161
Rockaholic
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 78
Arachnid Traction
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 178
Frosted Mug
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 125
Slim Pickins
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 114
On The Loose
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 121
Esthesia
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 112
Flying & Drinking and Drinking &…
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5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 121
TR
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 88
Drop, Fly, or Die
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 66
Fear and Loathing in Keene Valley
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Empress Chapel Pond Slab
 98
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a X Trad 7 pitches
Regular Route Chapel Pond Slab
 255
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13 Trad 8 pitches
North Country Club Crack Jewels & Gems
 135
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Sword Beer Walls > Lower Beer Wall
 113
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Tilman's Arete Tilman's Arete
 146
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Rockaholic Beer Walls > Lower Beer Wall
 161
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Arachnid Traction Creature Wall
 78
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Frosted Mug Beer Walls > Upper Beer Wall
 178
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Slim Pickins Spider's Web
 125
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
On The Loose Spider's Web
 114
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Esthesia Spider's Web
 121
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Flying & Drinking and Drink… Beer Walls > Upper Beer Wall
 112
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad
TR Spider's Web
 121
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Drop, Fly, or Die Spider's Web
 88
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Fear and Loathing in Keene… Spider's Web
 66
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
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