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C: Keene Region Rock Climbing 


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Description 

The Keene Region contains all the crags around the town of Keene and up the road in Cascade Pass. Cascade Pass, in particular, is one of the most beautiful in the Adirondacks. The most popular crag in this area is the roadside Pitchoff Chimney Cliff. This crag may get some traffic during the weekends. Besides Pitchoff, the other most obvious crag in the pass is the huge wall on the southeast side of Lower Cascade Lake. This is Cascade Cliff which receives little traffic because most of the routes have "grown in" and likely contain loose rock.

Barkeater is accessible more directly from the town of Keene out Allstead Hill Road. The cliffs on Spruce Hill Road (route 9N) outside of Keene are also included in this region, including Hurricane Cliff.

Getting There 

Take I-87 North to Exit 30 (way the heck up there); make a LEFT at the end of the exit ramp, and follow Rt 9 as it winds up a gradual hill. Go straight through Malfunction Junction onto Route 73 and follow this over Chapel Pond Pass to Keene Valley, then onto Keene.

Cascade Lakes is located in a scenic mountain pass on 73 North of Keene Valley.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.1 miles from here

62 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',26],['2 Stars',22],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',16],['5.7',9],['5.8',10],['5.9',8],['5.10',14],['5.11',4],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in C: Keene Region

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for C: Keene Region:
Big Bertha   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   The Barkeater Cliff
Great Chimney   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
Yakapodu   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   The Barkeater Cliff
Pete's Farewell   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 150'   Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
Fun City   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   The Barkeater Cliff
Quadrophenia AKA Bara Bara   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 4 pitches, 350'   Hurricane Crag
The El   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 180'   Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
Mr. Clean   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   The Barkeater Cliff
The Disputed   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
Eat Yourself a Pie   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 80'   The Barkeater Cliff
Overdog   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 150'   The Barkeater Cliff
PF Flyers   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
Coffee Achievers   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
Roaches on the Wall   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
Forever Wild   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Hurricane Crag
Rock and Roll Star   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
Rule of the Bone   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   The Barkeater Cliff
My Generation   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 280'   Hurricane Crag
Star Sailor   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
Raging Raven   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
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Featured Route For C: Keene Region
Rock Climbing Photo: Scott Arno entering the crux of Roaches on the Wal...

Roaches on the Wall 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  New York : Adirondacks : ... : Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
Roaches is a Pitchoff must, as well as a bonafide Adirondack classic. In the 90 feet of climbing offered here, you'll find a sporty right to left traverse into a brief crimpy face climbing section past a small piece of gear and a bolt. Next, a surprisingly easy roof is thrown at you capped with a striking finger crack crux that leads to the fun exit moves through a series of slopey cracks.This route is a safe way to break into Adirondack 5.10s, and it is just plain fun to climb again, and ...[more]   Browse More Classics in New York

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