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D: Keene Valley and Chapel Pond

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D: Keene Valley and Chapel Pond Rock Climbing 

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This subarea has the largest concentration of ice routes in the Adirondack Park. The cliffs in this subarea are located (more or less) along the Route 73 corridor extending from the Northway (Exit 30) all the way nearly to Lake Placid.

The subarea matches Blue Lines 2.

Getting There 

From the Northway, Exit 30, follow Route 9, then Route 73 to Chapel Pond, Keene Valley, Keene, and eventually through Cascade Pass to Lake Placid.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.5 miles from here

95 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',12],['3 Stars',58],['2 Stars',22],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in D: Keene Valley and Chapel Pond

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for D: Keene Valley and Chapel Pond:
Chouinard's Gully    WI3     Ice, 2 pitches, 300'   Chapel Pond
White Line Fever   WI3+     Ice, 2 pitches, 350'   Chapel Pond
Chapel Pond Slabs   WI2+     Ice, 4 pitches   Chapel Pond
Weeping Winds   WI3+     Ice, 3 pitches, 350'   North Face of Pitchoff
Haggis and Cold Toast   WI3+     Ice, 1 pitch, 180'   Chapel Pond Canyon
Dogleg Right   WI3+     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 200'   Chapel Pond
Pitchoff Right   WI3-4     Trad, TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 90'   Cascade Pass
Tendonitis   WI3+     Ice, 1 pitch, 150'   North Face of Pitchoff
Power Play   WI4+     Ice, 3 pitches, 220'   Chapel Pond
Arm & Hammer   WI3+     Ice, 1 pitch, 150'   North Face of Pitchoff
Roaring Brook Falls   WI3+     Ice, 3 pitches, 350'   Giant Mountain
Pitchoff Quarry   WI4-5     Trad, TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   Cascade Pass
Ice Slot   WI4-     Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   Chapel Pond Canyon
Central Pillar of Pitchoff   WI4     Ice, 1 pitch, 90'   North Face of Pitchoff
Lions on the Beach   WI4-     Ice, 1 pitch, 80'   Chapel Pond Canyon
Hot Shot   WI4     Ice, 1 pitch, 60'   Chapel Pond Canyon
The Cascade   WI2+     Ice, 3 pitches, 1200'   Cascade Pass
Positive Reinforcement   WI3-4     Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   Chapel Pond Canyon
Crystal Ice Tower   WI4     Ice   Chapel Pond
Pitchoff Left   WI4-     TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 70'   Cascade Pass
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Featured Route For D: Keene Valley and Chapel Pond
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber on Laceration, about half-way up.

Laceration WI5-  New York : Adirondacks : ... : Chapel Pond
Forms as a thin, narrow sheet of ice in a left-facing corner. Go straight up the sheet to the trees. The going eases near the top, as the corner stemming improves....[more]   Browse More Classics in New York

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