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: Morgan Patterson, Jim Lawyer, Kevin MudRat MacKenzie

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 PG13
 288
Regular Route
Trad 8 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a X
 116
Empress
Trad 7 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 128
Sword
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 167
Tilman's Arete
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 186
Rockaholic
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 88
Arachnid Traction
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 201
Frosted Mug
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 70
Partition
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 144
Slim Pickins
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 134
On The Loose
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 135
Esthesia
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 125
Flying & Drinking and Drinking &…
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5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 138
TR
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 105
Drop, Fly, or Die
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 81
Fear and Loathing in Keene Valley
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Regular Route Chapel Pond Slab
 288
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13 Trad 8 pitches
Empress Chapel Pond Slab
 116
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a X Trad 7 pitches
Sword Beer Walls > Lower Beer Wall
 128
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Tilman's Arete Tilman's Arete
 167
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Rockaholic Beer Walls > Lower Beer Wall
 186
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Arachnid Traction Creature Wall
 88
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Frosted Mug Beer Walls > Upper Beer Wall
 201
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Partition Upper Washbowl Cliff
 70
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Slim Pickins Spider's Web
 144
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
On The Loose Spider's Web
 134
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Esthesia Spider's Web
 135
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Flying & Drinking and Drink… Beer Walls > Upper Beer Wall
 125
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad
TR Spider's Web
 138
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Drop, Fly, or Die Spider's Web
 105
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Fear and Loathing in Keene… Spider's Web
 81
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
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