Chapel Pond Pass Rock Climbing
Views of Upper and Lower Washbowl, Creature Walls ...
Home to high concentration of climbs in the Adirondacks. The rock here is anorthosite - an unusual rock in that it's relatively rare, and is formed in ways that scientists don't fully understand. We call it "granite" - more to the point, exfoliating granite.
Take I-87 North to Exit 30 (way the heck up there); make a LEFT at the end of the exit ramp, and follow Rt 9 as it winds up a gradual hill. At a confusing intersection (known locally as malfunction junction), continue straight onto Route 73 and follow this northwest. About 2.5 further you will arrive at the pull off for Spanky's area. Shortly after comes the Chapel Pond Slabs (absolutely can't miss them towering over the road), and in a matter of seconds, you'll reach Chapel Pond itself. This is the heart of the Keene Valley Region.
Weather station 9.4 miles from here
136 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',24],['3 Stars',51],['2 Stars',46],['1 Star',13],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Chapel Pond Pass
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Chapel Pond Pass:
Featured Route For Chapel Pond Pass
Slim Pickins 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a NY
: ... : The Spider's Web
Slim Pickins follows the major right-facing corner on the left side of the cliff, and tests the climber's stemming skills for nearly the entire route. Start up the ramp and draw yourself into the corner. Stem your way up until you are right below a broken block and ledge--the routes technical crux. Finesse your way through the thin section, over the bulging block using a long reach to a jug, then rest. Finish up the corner that gobbles up gold Camalots, step left and surmount the ledge to th...[more] Browse More Classics in NY
Latest Regional Forum Messages
By Jim Lawyer
Jul 2, 2014
Some aspects of your description match Moss Cliff. Actually, I can think of no other 3-pitch-high cliff with a river crossing.
By bradley white
Jul 5, 2014
thanks Jim. I look at moss cliff and its distinguishable.