Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New
Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
Pitchoff Chimney Cliff

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Coffee Achievers 
Disputed, The 
Dynamo Hum 
El, The 
Great Chimney 
Lonely, The 
Pete's Farewell 
PF Flyers 
Raging Raven 
Roaches on the Wall 
Rock and Roll Star 
Star Sailor 
Wald-Calder Route 
Unsorted Routes:

Pitchoff Chimney Cliff 


Photos: Recent | Best | Popular
Page Views: 16,958
Administrators: Jim Lawyer, Chris Duca, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Rafiki on Jun 28, 2007
Good Page?0 people like this page. Your opinion:   
You & This Area
Best routes for YOU in this area Add Route | Add Photo | Add Comment | Add Event
Know the location? Show us! We need it for cool new features!
Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed
Clear
46° | 25°
Clear
61° | 36°
Partly Cloudy
68° | 43°
Chance of Rain
60° | 36°
Snow Showers
41° | 27°
Converse in the awkward chimney rappel. When I saw...

Description 

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.


13 Total Routes


['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',5],['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 Pitchoff Chimney Cliff:
The Lonely   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Great Chimney   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   
Pete's Farewell   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 150'   
The Disputed   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
The El   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 180'   
Wald-Calder Route   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   
PF Flyers   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Roaches on the Wall   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Rock and Roll Star   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Star Sailor   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Raging Raven   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Browse More Classics in Pitchoff Chimney Cliff

Featured Route For Pitchoff Chimney Cliff
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

Comments on Pitchoff Chimney Cliff Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -