Lower Washbowl Cliffs

  • Rt 73, Keene Valley

These lower cliffs house the only free-standing pinnacles in the Adirondacks. There's loose rock here, so use care. A large amount of talus and blocks at the base of many climbs make this a less popular option, though adventurous option, compared to other high quality cliffs in the area.

How to get there

Washbowl via Chapel Pond: South on Route 73 from Lake Placid, past Keene Valley, look for Chapel Pond canoe launching site. Locate the "Grimpers" sign and follow this trail up towards the talus field and head up towards the cliff as you see your line of choice.

Rock climbing

We recommend picking up a copy of the Adirondack Rock guidebook for the best specific crag and route information.

Subject to periodic closures due to peregrine nesting seasons. Consult the DEC webpage, Adirondack Rock Climbing Route Closures, for the latest information.

Some photos courtesy mountainproject.com. Read that thread about this crag!