Cascade Pass Ice Climbing

  • Route 73, Lake Placid

The slopes above the scenic Cascade Lakes drip with ice that forms early and remains late. Many routes can be top-roped and the approaches from Route 73 are easy. To the right of Pitchoff Chimney Cliff are two very popular walls. This is probably one of the most heavily used climbing areas in the Adirondacks. From the picnic area between the lakes you can access routes near the Cascade waterfall.

Cascade Pass trailhead: This is a roadside climb. Look for the parking areas along Route 73, 6 miles east of Lake Placid in Cascade Pass, overlooking the Cascade lakes.