Elevation: 2,054 ft
GPS: 44.236, -73.864 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Rafiki on Jun 28, 2007
Admins: Jim Lawyer

Description

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

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.

17 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Pitchoff Chimney Cliff

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 19
Great Chimney
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 171
Pete's Farewell
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 93
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
 6
Bogosity (Link-up)
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 8
Wald-Calder Route
Trad 2 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 14
PF Flyers
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 70
Roaches on the Wall
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 13
Coffee Achievers
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 18
Star Sailor
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 21
Rock and Roll Star
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 16
Raging Raven
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Flying Squirrels
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Run Higher, Jump Faster
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Running of the Bulls
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Great Chimney
 19
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Pete's Farewell
 171
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
The El
 93
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
The Disputed
 32
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Bogosity (Link-up)
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Wald-Calder Route
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad 2 pitches
PF Flyers
 14
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Roaches on the Wall
 70
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Coffee Achievers
 13
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Star Sailor
 18
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Rock and Roll Star
 21
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Raging Raven
 16
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Flying Squirrels
 6
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Run Higher, Jump Faster
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Running of the Bulls
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
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Expect lots of road noise while climbing and occasionally observers cheering you on, from the parking pull-offs. The right end of this cliff is used as a practice ice climbing spot in the winter. Excellent pictures can be taken from the parking pullouts with any decent camera, the cliff is that close to the road. Oct 11, 2017