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Cascade Cliff 
Pitchoff Chimney Cliff 

Cascade Lakes Region 


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Description 

The Cascade Lakes area is home to about 5 Adirondack crags. This mountain pass is one of the most beautiful in the Adirondacks. The most popular crag in this area is the roadside Pitchoff Chimney Cliff. This crag may get some traffic during the weekends. Besides Pitchoff, the other most obvious crag is the huge wall on the southeast side of Lower Cascade Lake. This is Cascade Cliff which receives little traffic because most of the routes have "grown in" and likely contain loose rock.


Getting There 

Cascade Lakes is located in a scenic mountain pass on 73 North of Keene Valley.


14 Total Routes


['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',6],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cascade Lakes Region:
The Lonely   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
Great Chimney   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
Pete's Farewell   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 150'   Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
The Disputed   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
The El   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 180'   Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
Wald-Calder Route   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
PF Flyers   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
Roaches on the Wall   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
Rock and Roll Star   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
Star Sailor   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
Raging Raven   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
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Featured Route For Cascade Lakes Region
Pete's Farewell beta

Pete's Farewell 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b  NY : Adirondacks : ... : Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
Pete's Farewell is the Pitchoff classic! Someone once told me the story behind the route's name. After the FA, Pete slipped off the top of the crag. Thinking Pete was dead, his partner looked over the edge to find him about 50ft below on a ledge screaming about his ankles.Pitch 1 - Climb the 30ft easy face to a ledge. 5.2Pitch 2 - Traverse the obvious line out left and up the dihedral to a belay next to the small pine. The lower traverse into the dihedral is slightly harder. 5.6 65ftPitch 3 - Wa...[more]   Browse More Classics in NY

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