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Pitchoff Chimney Cliff

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Bogosity (Link-up) T 
Coffee Achievers T 
Disputed, The T 
Dynamo Hum T 
El, The T 
Flying Squirrels T 
Great Chimney T 
Lonely, The T 
Pete's Farewell T 
PF Flyers T 
Raging Raven S 
Roaches on the Wall T 
Rock and Roll Star T 
Run Higher, Jump Faster T 
Star Sailor T 
Wald-Calder Route T 

Pitchoff Chimney Cliff Rock Climbing 

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This crag is the impressive piece of rock on the right side of the road on 73 when driving North from Keene Valley. Its easy roadside access and short approach make it a popular weekend crag. Pitchoff Chimney Cliff is home to about 20 climbs. Ranging from 5.7-5.11. The rock quality is excellent and involves vertical/horizontal cracks and face. Protection is generally good. Most of the climbs offer spectacular views of the scenic Cascade Pass.
Classic Routes - Pete's Farewell 5.7, The El 5.8 and Roaches on the Wall 5.10.

Getting There 

Roadside on 73 across from Cascade Lakes, which is about 15mins south of Lake Placid. There are 2 small parking lots on the Cascade Lake side of the road. The approach trail towards the left side of the crag is obvious.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.4 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Pitchoff Chimney Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pitchoff Chimney Cliff:
Great Chimney   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   
The Lonely   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Pete's Farewell   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 150'   
The El   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 180'   
The Disputed   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Bogosity (Link-up)   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 140'   
Wald-Calder Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
PF Flyers   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Roaches on the Wall   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Coffee Achievers   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Rock and Roll Star   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Star Sailor   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Raging Raven   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Flying Squirrels   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 100'   
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Featured Route For Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber on the crux of Run Higher, Jump Faster.

Run Higher, Jump Faster 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  NY : Adirondacks : ... : Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
This is an exceptional pitch that has fallen out of popularity. It has been recently re-cleaned and the fixed protection has been replaced.Climb up a crumbly right-facing corner. At its top, work left, then up to the right end of a roof; good rest here. Move up, then right, then follow left-leaning seams (crux) up and left to a ledge at The El belay.There is no fixed anchor here. Join The El to the top, or one of the variations (like Death By Mini-Van or Dynamo Hum)....[more]   Browse More Classics in NY

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Rock Climbing Photo: View of the Pitchoff CHimney Cliff from the draina...
View of the Pitchoff CHimney Cliff from the draina...
Rock Climbing Photo: This sign marks the parking lot across the road fr...
BETA PHOTO: This sign marks the parking lot across the road fr...
Rock Climbing Photo: The wall from the road
BETA PHOTO: The wall from the road
Rock Climbing Photo: Converse in the awkward chimney rappel. When I saw...
Converse in the awkward chimney rappel. When I saw...

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