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: Jim Lawyer

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
 71
Yakapodu
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 96
Big Bertha
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 224
Pete's Farewell
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 92
Fun City
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 137
Quadrophenia AKA Bara Bara
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 123
Mr. Clean
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 126
The El
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 45
The Disputed
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 55
Eat Yourself a Pie
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 17
Coffee Achievers
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 88
Roaches on the Wall
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 19
Forever Wild
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 28
Star Sailor
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 14
Rule of the Bone
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 25
Raging Raven
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Yakapodu Barkeater Cliff
 71
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Big Bertha Barkeater Cliff
 96
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Pete's Farewell Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
 224
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Fun City Barkeater Cliff
 92
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Quadrophenia AKA Bara Bara Hurricane Crag
 137
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad 4 pitches
Mr. Clean Barkeater Cliff
 123
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The El Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
 126
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
The Disputed Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
 45
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Eat Yourself a Pie Barkeater Cliff
 55
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Coffee Achievers Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
 17
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Roaches on the Wall Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
 88
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Forever Wild Hurricane Crag
 19
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Star Sailor Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
 28
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Rule of the Bone Barkeater Cliff
 14
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Raging Raven Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
 25
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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