Elevation: 831 ft
GPS: 44.256, -73.792 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Rafiki on Jun 28, 2007
Admins: Morgan Patterson, Jim Lawyer, Kevin MudRat MacKenzie

Description

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

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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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 74
Yakapodu
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 102
Big Bertha
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 246
Pete's Farewell
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 103
Fun City
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 148
Quadrophenia AKA Bara Bara
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 131
Mr. Clean
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 142
The El
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 52
The Disputed
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 59
Eat Yourself a Pie
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 19
Coffee Achievers
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 97
Roaches on the Wall
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 32
Star Sailor
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 26
Forever Wild
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 21
My Generation
Trad 3 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 31
Raging Raven
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Yakapodu Barkeater Cliff
 74
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Big Bertha Barkeater Cliff
 102
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Pete's Farewell Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
 246
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Fun City Barkeater Cliff
 103
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Quadrophenia AKA Bara Bara Hurricane Crag
 148
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad 4 pitches
Mr. Clean Barkeater Cliff
 131
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The El Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
 142
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
The Disputed Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
 52
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Eat Yourself a Pie Barkeater Cliff
 59
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Coffee Achievers Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
 19
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Roaches on the Wall Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
 97
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Star Sailor Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
 32
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Forever Wild Hurricane Crag
 26
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
My Generation Hurricane Crag
 21
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Raging Raven Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
 31
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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