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Elevation: 2,054 ft 626 m
GPS: 44.23598, -73.86449
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Shared By: Rafiki on Jun 28, 2007
Admins: Morgan Patterson, Kevin MudRat MacKenzie, Jim Lawyer

Description Suggest change

This crag is the impressive piece of rock on the right side of the road on 73 when driving North from Keene Valley. Its easy roadside access and short approach make it a popular weekend crag. Pitchoff Chimney Cliff is home to about 20 climbs. Ranging from 5.7-5.11. The rock quality is excellent and involves vertical/horizontal cracks and face. Protection is generally good. Most of the climbs offer spectacular views of the scenic Cascade Pass.
Classic Routes - Pete's Farewell 5.7, The El 5.8 and Roaches on the Wall 5.10.

Getting There Suggest change

Roadside on 73 across from Cascade Lakes, which is about 15mins south of Lake Placid. There are 2 small parking lots on the Cascade Lake side of the road. The approach trail towards the left side of the crag is obvious.

22 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Pitchoff Chimney Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 37
Great Chimney
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 274
Pete's Farewell
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 165
The El
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 58
The Disputed
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 11
Brrright Star
Trad 2 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 22
PF Flyers
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 111
Roaches on the Wall
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 21
Coffee Achievers
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 38
Star Sailor
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 32
Rock and Roll Star
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 35
Raging Raven
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 13
Flying Squirrels
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Run Higher, Jump Faster
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Running of the Bulls
Trad 2 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 4
Hidden Constellation
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Great Chimney
 37
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Pete's Farewell
 274
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
The El
 165
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
The Disputed
 58
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Brrright Star
 11
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
PF Flyers
 22
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Roaches on the Wall
 111
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Coffee Achievers
 21
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Star Sailor
 38
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Rock and Roll Star
 32
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Raging Raven
 35
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Flying Squirrels
 13
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Run Higher, Jump Faster
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Running of the Bulls
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Hidden Constellation
 4
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
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