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saabrianCool hike
Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2011

saabrian

This is a short but relatively steep hike. But the rock-like formation near the summit that gives the mountain its name is quite fascinating.
Posted Oct 9, 2012 11:35 pm

dawson83climb & cave!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2006

dawson83

way cool, some freaky religious arm&cross totem in the cave though...whatev
Posted Oct 28, 2009 9:08 pm

sdjjcoolsdjjcool  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008
Th top was the best, I was in Herkimer county most of the week went to the mountian on the way home; the only day it did not rain. But I could not find the caves. Were were they?
Posted Aug 22, 2008 9:50 am

MoapaPkRe: sdjjcool

MoapaPk

The caves are to the west of and below the tower. They are all "breakdown" caves, formed from large blocks of metamorphic rock.
Posted Sep 3, 2008 8:21 pm

KobaFirst mountain for me  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 1994

Koba

This was both my first mountain (was a high schooler) and the only time I went spelunking, ah to be young and foolhardy!
Posted Jun 9, 2008 4:50 pm

MoapaPktechnical skills?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 1972

MoapaPk

I climbed the spire 3 times one day in 1972, and once in 1975. I don't recall that we used much in the way of technical skills, except the fact that we were young and stupid.
Posted Oct 18, 2007 9:37 pm

hillmaneagle cave  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

hillman

Climbed this one for the trip to eagle cave. Did it with my girlfriend as part of my birthday weekend trip to the mountains.
Posted Oct 17, 2007 5:27 pm

Bark EaterFun scramble at the top  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2001

Bark Eater

An easy hike up, with interesting bouldering and small caving opportunities at the summit.
Posted Aug 19, 2007 9:45 am

The OgreChimney Mt. from King's Flow  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2004

The Ogre

A very short, easy hike, with no technical climbing whatsoever needed to reach the summit. However, climbing the "chimney" itself would require real rock climbing skills and (unless you free solo) equipment. Probably an easy climb for most rock climbers, but I am not. I was with my girlfriend Sue and her son Chase, who accompanied me to a small family reunion at one of the cabins on King's Flow, where the trailhead is located. Apparently, my 80-year-old grandfather hiked to the summit the next day with my mom and my aunt! So, unless it's winter, if you're interested in climbing the chimney or spelunking near the summit, don't fear this approach. If Grandpa Russ could do it, you can.
Posted Jul 19, 2006 4:24 am

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