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Chapel Pond Bouldering Rock Climbing 

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While Chapel Pond is well known for the traditional scene, any climber headed to the Slab can see that there is also great potential for bouldering here. Though not an Adirondack bouldering destination like MacKenzie Pond or Nine Corners, there is quite a bit to do here.

The boulders are like a little city. The big ones in the middle, and they get smaller the further you get. The main boulder is as big as a house, with some notably scary highballs. Landings can also be bad in this huge humble, but others are much better. Your best resource would be Justin Sanford's new Adirondack Park Bouldering guidebook

This boulder field is the location of the designated campsite at the base of the Chapel Pond Slab. So if you're staying a night or two to rack up on the cliffs above the pass, consider stuffing your pad into your car too, since you'll be there anyway! Or, maybe once you've had a taste, you'll want to spend some more time there again...

Since this is a designated campsite, please be considerate of people staying there, especially if you're climbing in the morning or evening. Pick up amd pack out your trash, and do so with anything you find on the ground. The car is quite literally a stone's throw away.

Getting There 

The campsite at the base of the Chapel Pond Slab. If coming in off the Northway, it is the pull off at the top of the hill just after Jewels and Gems/King Wall and just before the Giant/Rocky Peak Ridge Trailhead. Walk down the short path (about 1 min or less) to the boulders at the campsite underneath Chapel Pond Slab

Climbing Season

For the B: Chapel Pond Pass area.

Weather station 9.4 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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By Mark Meinrenken
From: Hudson Falls, NY
Dec 16, 2015
There are more routes here than you'd think. Chances are it'll be in the ADK Bouldering Guidebook, which should be published by this coming spring (fingers crossed). Here is a video showing some of the routes. I've also climbed a couple others that weren't in this video, not sure if they were FA's or not but all the routes are good quality and some are quite challenging. Definitely worth checking out whenever you're in the area! Chapel Pond Bouldering

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