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Pitchoff Chimney Cliff

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Bogosity (Link-up) T 
Coffee Achievers T 
Disputed, The T 
Dynamo Hum T 
El, The T 
Flying Squirrels T 
Great Chimney T 
Lonely, The T 
Pete's Farewell T 
PF Flyers T 
Raging Raven S 
Roaches on the Wall T 
Rock and Roll Star T 
Star Sailor T 
Wald-Calder Route T 

Pitchoff Chimney Cliff Rock Climbing 

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This crag is the impressive piece of rock on the right side of the road on 73 when driving North from Keene Valley. Its easy roadside access and short approach make it a popular weekend crag. Pitchoff Chimney Cliff is home to about 20 climbs. Ranging from 5.7-5.11. The rock quality is excellent and involves vertical/horizontal cracks and face. Protection is generally good. Most of the climbs offer spectacular views of the scenic Cascade Pass.
Classic Routes - Pete's Farewell 5.7, The El 5.8 and Roaches on the Wall 5.10.

Getting There 

Roadside on 73 across from Cascade Lakes, which is about 15mins south of Lake Placid. There are 2 small parking lots on the Cascade Lake side of the road. The approach trail towards the left side of the crag is obvious.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.1 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Pitchoff Chimney Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Pitchoff Chimney Cliff:
Great Chimney   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   
The Lonely   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Pete's Farewell   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 150'   
The Disputed   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
The El   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 180'   
Bogosity (Link-up)   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 140'   
Wald-Calder Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
PF Flyers   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Coffee Achievers   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Roaches on the Wall   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Rock and Roll Star   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Star Sailor   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Raging Raven   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Flying Squirrels   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 100'   
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Featured Route For Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
Rock Climbing Photo: Pete's Farewell beta

Pete's Farewell 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 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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Rock Climbing Photo: The wall from the road
BETA PHOTO: The wall from the road

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