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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 24 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 24
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
Elevation: 1,621 ft
GPS: 44.141, -73.747 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Taino Grosjean on Jan 24, 2007 with 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 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

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

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