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Areas in Keene Region

Barkeater Cliff, The 20 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 20
Cascade Cliff 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Hurricane Crag 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Little Crow Mountain 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Owls Head Mountain 6 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Pitchoff Chimney Cliff 16 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17
Pitchoff Ridge Domes 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Spruce Hill Crag 4 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Typhoon Wall 2 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
UFO Wall 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Elevation: 831 ft
GPS: 44.256, -73.792 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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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
 55
Yakapodu
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 74
Big Bertha
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 168
Pete's Farewell
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 74
Fun City
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 107
Quadrophenia AKA Bara Bara
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 97
Mr. Clean
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 91
The El
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 32
The Disputed
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 48
Eat Yourself a Pie
Trad, TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 69
Roaches on the Wall
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 13
Coffee Achievers
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 14
Forever Wild
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 17
Star Sailor
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 14
My Generation
Trad 3 pitches
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 16
Raging Raven
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Yakapodu Barkeater Cliff
 55
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Big Bertha Barkeater Cliff
 74
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Pete's Farewell Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
 168
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Fun City Barkeater Cliff
 74
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Quadrophenia AKA Bara Bara Hurricane Crag
 107
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad 4 pitches
Mr. Clean Barkeater Cliff
 97
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The El Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
 91
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
The Disputed Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
 32
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Eat Yourself a Pie Barkeater Cliff
 48
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Roaches on the Wall Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
 69
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Coffee Achievers Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
 13
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Forever Wild Hurricane Crag
 14
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Star Sailor Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
 17
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
My Generation Hurricane Crag
 14
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Raging Raven Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
 16
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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