The Keene/Keene Valley area in High Peaks region is renowned for its variety of rock and ice climbing opportunities. Favorite crags include the Spider’s Web, Beer Walls, Upper and Lower Washbowl, Creature Wall and the Chapel Pond Slab.
Those looking for backcountry adventures should try North Face of Gothics, cliffs of Wallface – New York’s biggest, Trap Dike in Avalanche Pass, Big Slide and North Face of Pitchoff.
Ice climbers frequent the Poke-O-Moonshine near Keeseville, the slabs of Chapel Pond and Cascade Lakes off Route 73 and Pharaoh Mountain in Severance.
Local licensed guides are available to help you experience the best climbing in the Northeast. Mountaineer shop on route 73 hosts annual Mountainfest.