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.

19 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
 29
Great Chimney
Trad 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 25
The Lonely
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 227
Pete's Farewell
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 128
The El
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 45
The Disputed
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 10
Wald-Calder Route
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 8
Brrright Star
Trad 2 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 19
PF Flyers
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 17
Coffee Achievers
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 90
Roaches on the Wall
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 28
Star Sailor
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 24
Rock and Roll Star
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 26
Raging Raven
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 11
Flying Squirrels
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
Run Higher, Jump Faster
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Great Chimney
 29
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
The Lonely
 25
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Pete's Farewell
 227
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
The El
 128
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
The Disputed
 45
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Wald-Calder Route
 10
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Brrright Star
 8
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
PF Flyers
 19
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Coffee Achievers
 17
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Roaches on the Wall
 90
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Star Sailor
 28
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Rock and Roll Star
 24
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Raging Raven
 26
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Flying Squirrels
 11
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Run Higher, Jump Faster
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
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