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Elevation: 831 ft
GPS: 44.2563, -73.79247
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Shared By: Rafiki on Jun 28, 2007
Admins: Morgan Patterson, Kevin MudRat MacKenzie, Jim Lawyer

Description Suggest change

The Keene Region contains all the crags around the town of Keene and up the road in Cascade Pass. Cascade Pass, in particular, is one of the most beautiful in the Adirondacks. The most popular crag in this area is the roadside Pitchoff Chimney Cliff. This crag may get some traffic during the weekends. Besides Pitchoff, the other most obvious crag in the pass is the huge wall on the southeast side of Lower Cascade Lake. This is Cascade Cliff which receives little traffic because most of the routes have "grown in" and likely contain loose rock.

Barkeater is accessible more directly from the town of Keene out Allstead Hill Road. The cliffs on Spruce Hill Road (route 9N) outside of Keene are also included in this region, including Hurricane Cliff.

Getting There Suggest change

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. Go straight through Malfunction Junction onto Route 73 and follow this over Chapel Pond Pass to Keene Valley, then onto Keene.

Cascade Lakes is located in a scenic mountain pass on 73 North of Keene Valley.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Keene Region

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 271
Pete's Farewell
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 109
Fun City
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5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 158
Quadrophenia AKA Bara Bara
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 159
The El
Trad 3 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 146
Mr. Clean
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 109
Roaches on the Wall
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 21
Coffee Achievers
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 38
Star Sailor
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 27
Forever Wild
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 22
My Generation
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
Coy Dog
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 17
Rule of the Bone
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 34
Raging Raven
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Run Higher, Jump Faster
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5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 4
Hidden Constellation
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pete's Farewell Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
 271
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Fun City Barkeater Cliff
 109
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Quadrophenia AKA Bara Bara Hurricane Crag
 158
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad 4 pitches
The El Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
 159
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Mr. Clean Barkeater Cliff
 146
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Roaches on the Wall Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
 109
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Coffee Achievers Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
 21
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Star Sailor Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
 38
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Forever Wild Hurricane Crag
 27
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
My Generation Hurricane Crag
 22
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Coy Dog Barkeater Cliff
 6
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Rule of the Bone Barkeater Cliff
 17
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Raging Raven Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
 34
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Run Higher, Jump Faster Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Hidden Constellation Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
 4
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
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