B: Chapel Pond Pass Rock Climbing
Views of Upper and Lower Washbowl, Creature Walls ...
Home to high concentration of climbs in the Adirondacks. The rock here is anorthosite - an unusual rock in that it's relatively rare, and is formed in ways that scientists don't fully understand. We call it "granite" - more to the point, exfoliating granite.
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. At a confusing intersection (known locally as malfunction junction), continue straight onto Route 73 and follow this northwest. About 2.5 further you will arrive at the pull off for Spanky's area. Shortly after comes the Chapel Pond Slabs (absolutely can't miss them towering over the road), and in a matter of seconds, you'll reach Chapel Pond itself. This is the heart of the Keene Valley Region.
Weather station 9.4 miles from here
138 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',22],['3 Stars',51],['2 Stars',51],['1 Star',13],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in B: Chapel Pond Pass
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for B: Chapel Pond Pass:
Featured Route For Chapel Pond Pass
Esthesia 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a NY
: ... : The Spider's Web
es-th-sia (n)--"The ability or capacity for sensation or feeling; sensitivity."Rather ironic, considering this route often leaves a climber's forearms numb and devoid of feeling!Just to the left of Slim Pickins is the exquisite outside corner of Esthesia. Marked by the 5 to 6 inch wide overhanging corner, this line epitomizes all that is essential for classic Dacks climbing: Desperately pumpy, intimidating climbing with almost impeccable gear (read: a slight runout on pumpy terrain.)...[more] Browse More Classics in NY
By Shane Kenyon
From: Canandaigua (city), New York
Aug 30, 2016
Is the Aquarium Wall missing here? Was going to add it if so. There are some sweet climbs back there!
By Jim Lawyer
Aug 30, 2016
Shane: That hasn't been added. Got for it!