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B: Chapel Pond Pass Rock Climbing 


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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.4 miles from here

149 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in B: Chapel Pond Pass

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for B: Chapel Pond Pass:
Regular Route   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13     Trad, 8 pitches, 700'   Chapel Pond Slab
Afternoon Delight   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Beer Walls : Lower Beer Wall
Empress   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a X     Trad, 7 pitches, 865'   Chapel Pond Slab
North Country Club Crack   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Jewels and Gems
Sword   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Beer Walls : Lower Beer Wall
Labatt-Ami   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   Beer Walls : Upper Beer Wall
Tilman's Arete   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   Tilman's Arete
Bee Hold   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Spanky's Area : Sunshine City
Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   The Spider's Web
Arachnid Traction   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   The Creature Wall
Rockaholic   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Beer Walls : Lower Beer Wall
Frosted Mug   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 90'   Beer Walls : Upper Beer Wall
Slim Pickins   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   The Spider's Web
On The Loose   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   The Spider's Web
Flying & Drinking and Drinking & Driving   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Beer Walls : Upper Beer Wall
Esthesia   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   The Spider's Web
Blacksmith   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   Beer Walls : Lower Beer Wall
TR   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   The Spider's Web
Drop, Fly, or Die   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   The Spider's Web
Fear and Loathing in Keene Valley   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   The Spider's Web
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Featured Route For B: Chapel Pond Pass
Rock Climbing Photo: Radioactive 10b (if you squint you can see a climb...

Radioactive 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  New York : Adirondacks : ... : Upper Beer Wall
Excellent climbing on the slightly overhanging 5.10 wall. Several other routes and many variations follow the same terrain, but no worries: all are good, and all are similar in grade!Start at some mossy ledges and scramble up through some massive juggy boulders. Use the right-hand of two similar cracks splitting the bulge, gaining a stance under an overhang. Move left under the overhang (or go straight up for Radioactive Direct 10d, substantially harder), and eventually work right again to head ...[more]   Browse More Classics in New York

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By Shane Kenyon
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
Administrator
Aug 30, 2016
Shane: That hasn't been added. Got for it!

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