Cascade Pass is the spectacular canyon separating Pitchoff and Cascade mountains. Route 73 runs along the North edge of Upper and Lower Cascade Lakes, providing views of fat ice on both sides of the canyon. While the flows on the South side are difficult to access, the obvious ice on the lower flanks of Pitchoff is only a short hike from the road, making it one of the most popular ice climbing areas in the Adirondacks.
From Lake Placid, take Route 73 East towards Keene Valley.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cascade Pass:
Three Flows WI3-4 Ice
Pitchoff Right WI3-4 Trad, TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 90 feet
Pitchoff Left WI4 TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 70 feet
Pitchoff Quarry WI4-5 Trad, TR, Ice, 1 pitch, 100 feet
The Cascade WI2+ Ice, 3 pitches, 1200 feet, Grade II
Featured Route For Cascade Pass
The Cascade WI2+ NY : Adirondacks : ... : Cascade Pass
This is an easy but exceptionally fun climb. Follow the obvious flow up to a belay from a tree on the left. The second pitch involves 2 small and steeper ice steps. If there is a lot of water running underneath the ice this climb becomes a bit more difficult. ...[more] Browse More Classics in NY