Chapel Pond Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Power Play to Pussy Foot
Chapel Pond is one of the premier ice arenas in the Adirondacks, offering a stone's-throw approach, accessible routes of all difficulty levels, and pleasant climbing conditions...usually. The pond area is directly across from the main parking lot on Rt. 73, while Chapel Pond Canyon
is lookers right from the parking lot, and semi hidden down--you guessed it--a canyon. The main face of Chapel Pond is NE facing, so it is sunny in the morning, then falls into the shade for most of the day.
Be wary of this area on beautiful weekend days, as it is also THE most popular ice climbing venue in all of the Adirondacks.
From the Northway (I-87). Take exit 30 and follow Rt. 9 northwest to NY 73. Follow this northwest straight into Keene Valley. Chapel Pond will become visible on the left after about 5 miles. The parking lot is directly in front of the Pond, though when full, parking on either side of 73 is acceptable.
Weather station 9.7 miles from here
29 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Chapel Pond
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Chapel Pond:
WI4+ M4 Mixed, Ice, 2 pitches, 140'
WI3 Trad, Ice, 3 pitches, 200'
Featured Route For Chapel Pond
Crystal Ice Tower
WI4 New York
: ... : Chapel Pond
Obvious: Climb the steep, fat ice flow to easier ice slabs for the last 20'. Generally, the right edge is easier than the rest. While the flow itself is wide enough for two parties to share, the top belay is not.Note that White Line Fever is the natural extension of this flow, offering three long pitches of WI3 ice above it. Each pitch entails snow-slogging, but its alpine feel is worth the effort. For those who don't want to tackle the steep ice at the bottom, a walk around path exists to reach...[more] Browse More Classics in New York
BETA PHOTO: Dog Leg to Chouinard's Right
BETA PHOTO: Chapel pond on 2013-11-30
Suzy Williams climbing up the middle section. Ov...
Looking across Chapel Pond at the Gully Area.