TR suggestions in Keene Valley?

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Goatguy, Dec 14, 2017.

  1. Goatguy

    Goatguy Member

    Heading up to Keene Valley/Chapel Pond Saturday before Christmas. Any suggestions for top rope routes that are likely to be in? We don't have screws (yet), so walk-off options are key. We will probably head to Pitchoff, but other suggestions are appreciated too. I have a copy of Blue Lines 2 and the Mountain Project app but it isn't always easy to tell which routes are accessible from the top. Thanks!
     
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  2. Thumper

    Thumper Member

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  3. Mike R

    Mike R Well-Known Member

    The Pitchoff faces are indeed your best bet. At the other end of the convenience (and crowding) spectrum is Underwood Canyon. One hour approach and TR-able lines. But there's a catch; several catches actually: the approach is confusing if there aren't tracks to follow. And the routes can't be seen from above, so setting up is a challenge if you aren't familiar with the area. Overall I would say it's the most adventurous top-roping around. How's THAT for an oxymoron? If you go, the Stooges and Big Blue tend to be most reliable early in the season like this.
     
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  4. Goatguy

    Goatguy Member

    Thanks for the feedback - Pitchoff it is. Underwood Canyon sounds like a fun adventure later in the season!
     

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