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Emperor Slabs Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,000'
Location: 44.13424, -73.7428 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Robert Hall on May 23, 2016
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BETA PHOTO: Emperor Slab - Thick Conditions Late Dec 2004


The large slab left of Chapel Pond Slab. Ice here is relatively thin (think "R" and "X" routes) except in unusually thick years.

NOTE: Someone has put "Emerald Slabs" in as a route in the Chapel Pond Slab AREA, I'm not sure if they are referring to these slabs; but "Emperor Slab" has been the summer name for this slab for decades.

Getting There 

Your Choice:
1) Park about 1/4 mile East of Chapel Pond parking and crash directly into the woods.

or...Climb Chapel Pond Slab and take the climber's left gulley for descent. About 200-300 ft down this, one can traverse out onto the right side of the Emperor Slab on it's right side.

Climbing Season

For the D: Keene Valley and Chapel Pond area.

Weather station 9.5 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Rock Climbing Photo: START and P1 of "Left Side Route

Left Side Route WI3+ R  New York : Adirondacks : ... : Emperor Slabs
On the photo I show the climb in 6 pitches. We ran the shown P1 and P2 together: Big Mistake ! The mid-portion of what is shown as P2 is very thin, and clearly the crux of the climb (M ???) Also, running P1 and P2 together is much longer than 60 meters (200 ft) We started from the described parking lot and hiked through the trees to the base (see photos)...[more]   Browse More Classics in New York

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