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Chapel Pond and Chapel Pond Canyon

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Chapel Pond Slabs 
Chouinard's Gully  
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Geek, The 
Haggis and Cold Toast 
Hot Shot 
Ice Slot 
Ice Storm 
Lames Ice Hose 
Lions on the Beach 
Material Girl 
Midnight Cruiser 
Parallel Gully 
Positive Reinforcement 
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Power Play 
Pussyfootin' With Lilith 
Quinn the Eskimo 
Rule of the Bone 
Seldom Scene 
Tahawas T 
Whales in the Jungle 
White Line Fever 

Chapel Pond and Chapel Pond Canyon  

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Looking across Chapel Pond at the Gully Area.


Chapel Pond is one of the premier ice arenas in the Adirondacks, offering a stone's-throw approach, accessible routes of all difficulty levels, and pleasant climbing conditions...usually. The pond area is directly across from the main parking lot on Rt. 73, while Chapel Pond Canyon is lookers right from the parking lot, and semi hidden down--you guessed it--a canyon. The main face of Chapel Pond is NE facing, so it is sunny in the morning, then falls into the shade as the day progresses.

Be wary of this area on beautiful weekend days, as it is also THE most popular ice climbing venue in all of the Adirondacks.

Getting There 

From the Northway (I-87). Take exit 30 and follow Rt. 9 northwest to NY 73. Follow this northwest straight into Keene Valley. Chapel Pond will become visible on the left after about 5 miles. The parking lot is directly in front of the Pond, though when full, parking on either side of 73 is acceptable.

Climbing Season

Weather station 9.7 miles from here

30 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',1]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Chapel Pond and Chapel Pond Canyon:
Dogleg Right   WI3+     Trad, Ice, 1 pitch, 200'   
Chapel Pond Slabs   WI2+     Ice, 4 pitches   
Quinn the Eskimo   WI2-3     Ice, 1 pitch, 110'   
Rule of the Bone   WI3+     Ice, 60'   
Seldom Scene   WI3     Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   
Whales in the Jungle   WI3     Ice, 1 pitch, 80'   
White Line Fever   WI2-3     Ice, 2 pitches, 350'   
Hot Shot   WI4     Ice, 1 pitch, 60'   
Crystal Ice Tower   WI4     Ice   
Power Play   WI4+     Ice, 3 pitches, 220'   
Positive Reinforcement   WI4-     Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   
Haggis and Cold Toast   WI3+     Ice, 1 pitch, 180'   
Ice Slot   WI4-     Ice, 1 pitch, 100'   
Lions on the Beach   WI4-     Ice, 1 pitch, 80'   
Chouinard's Gully    WI3     Ice, 2 pitches, 300'   
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Haggis and Cold Toast - Beer Walls area of Chapel ...

Haggis and Cold Toast WI3+  NY : Adirondacks : ... : Chapel Pond and Chapel Pond...
The route climbs a narrow chimney that starts off easy, ascends a steep and tight section of about 30 ft (crux) and eases off for the top out. The crux can be awkward and a bit overhanging, especially on the right side where there is a small ledge that provides a spot to rest, but makes the finish of the crux more difficult. The left side is more steep and direct as long as there is enough ice to climb it....[more]   Browse More Classics in NY

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