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Round Pond Trailhead Area Rock Climbing 

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These are the climbs along the north side of Route 73, accessed from various pullouts. Most of the climbs face south, and are good for very cold days, or when Chapel Pond is crowded.

Beware of delaminated ice here.

Getting There 

Most of the climbs are accessed from one of these trailheads, which are usually plowed.

Round Pond Trailhead: On the south side of Route 73, exactly 1 mile from the Chapel Pond Pullout (towards Malfunction Junction), on the right. This pullout is large, marked, and is the trailhead for Dix and Noonmark.

Spanky's Wall Pullout: On the north side of Route 73, 1.5 miles from the Chapel Pond Pullout (towards Malfunction Junction), on the left. This pullout is large, unmarked and usually plowed.

Climbing Season

For the D: Keene Valley and Chapel Pond area.

Weather station 9.1 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Round Pond Trailhead Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Round Pond Trailhead Area:
Sheik of the Burning Sands   WI4-     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   
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This is the most obvious ice that drips from the underside of a large roof. It is reliable and almost always fat and climbable. It's south-facing aspect means there is often a layer of sun-baked mush on the surface.Go up a steep step below a large nose of rock (or up the slabs to the left) to a large left-facing corner capped by a giant roof. Traverse the ice around the left end of the roof, then up to the trees....[more]   Browse More Classics in New York

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