Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Patrick Purcell, Patrick Munn 9/92
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Shared By: Chris Duca on Jun 6, 2007
Admins: Jim Lawyer

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Chronic Fixation is one of the few "warm-ups" for the harder routes of this cliff. It tackles the short, but stout face 150 feet to the left of Kingdom Come.

Off the deck, engaging moves lure the climber to either side of the first two bolts, then the route sends the climber groping for positive patina along the sloping rails riddling the face. The final crux comes right below the anchor with a painful series of crimps and gastons. The route doesn't let up until you've clipped the anchors.


At the apex of the hiking trail to the cliff is a large, black detached block leaning against the cliff with a dirty crack running up the middle of it. Chronic Fixation is the line of bolts to the left of this block.


five bolts.


One of my favorite sport climbs on the most impressive face in Keene Valley. Surprisingly..most of the holds on this route are pretty big, but it saves the best moves for last. Jun 10, 2007
Mitch Hoffman
Fonda NY
Mitch Hoffman   Fonda NY
An awesome climb, but beware of the heat! This wall is east/southeast facing and black, making it an oven in the summer time. Jul 19, 2010
Dom R
Bend, OR
Dom R   Bend, OR
great movement on this. Open hand holds on rails along with positive crimps on the steep wall makes for some sustained pumpy fun. Oct 26, 2014
Nick W
Orford, NH
Nick W   Orford, NH
Fun pumpy sport climb, and one of the few warm ups on the wall. If you can get up this you can get up pitch 1 of Kingdom Come. Also do Wall Ruler. Jun 12, 2015