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Chiller Pillar TR WI4
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Type: TR, Ice, 100 ft
FA: Dave Cilley, todd Eastman, and Dave Hough 2/77
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Shared By: Dharma Bum on Sep 26, 2008
Admins: Jim Lawyer

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An old quarry wall that faces south, this climb is a good choice for a sunny cold day in mid-season; especially after freezing your tail off on Multiplication Gulley.

The climb is very straightforward, it goes right up the wall. In good years, several lines may be climbable.


From Wilmington head up Whiteface Memorial Drive until the road forks. The left fork goes to the Whiteface Memorial Drive tollbooth and the right fork puts you on Gillispie Drive. Go about 1/4 mile (and past Lake Stevens on the left). As the road bends to the left you'll see a pull-out on the right that can hold about 4 cars or so. There's a trail at the pull out that will take you to Chiller Pillar in a 5 min walk or less. The guidebook describes the trail as a logging road, but it's no road, just a path.

The trailhead is at 44° 24.239', -73° 52.737'


Can be climbed on toprope by ascending around the right side of the wall to the trees at the top of the route.


Ben Brotelho
Albany, NY
Ben Brotelho   Albany, NY
Great spot…nice and sunny, no wind. A warm little oasis with a big pillar to climb on cold days. Mar 26, 2014
Eugene Kwan 1
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Eugene Kwan 1   Cambridge, Massachusetts
You can also park at the (closed) tollbooth. The trailhead is just past the pullout on the other side of the lake, on the right hand side of the road at a clearly marked park sign. You can just barely see the topouts from the road. Sometimes it is sunny there, but sometimes it can be bitterly cold and windy. There are about 5-10 lines that can be setup here, depending how much drytooling you want to do. Jan 19, 2018

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