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captainbuudaThe Beginning of my Southbound A.T. Journey  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2012

captainbuuda

It turned out to be a beautiful day. The ranger at the Roaring Brook Campground tried to discourage me from this route due to 40 knot winds that were forecast for the Knife Edge Ridge. It had rained the night before and cool Canadian air was pushing out the moisture that day. It was wondrous. The wind was just enough to keep me at attention and keep me cool from the 80 degree temperature. It was an amazing start to the Southbound portion of my flip-flop A.T. thru-hike of 2012 (I chose to end my thru-hike at the summit of the Dragon's Tooth in Virginia). It felt like an epic day. It was certainly an experience that I will never forget! Yaweh yonah.
Posted Dec 24, 2012 1:20 pm

triyodaBeast of the East  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2008

triyoda

Climbing out of the notch made me feel like I was in Colorado. Good times.
Posted May 7, 2011 1:44 pm

mlandau3A Great Way To Hike Katahdin  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 1975

mlandau3

All of a sudden, we were out of the woods and climbing to the top of Pamola with tall cliffs looming in the distance. And the knife edge was lots of fun without excessive exposure.
Posted Jan 10, 2011 6:28 pm

jimeganKnife Edge/Helon Taylor  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 27, 2006

jimegan

Most enjoyable route east of the Mississippi. Went up into the clouds, but they parted somewhat on the return to provide some great views
Posted Sep 20, 2010 3:50 pm

TMFDescent route

TMF

Descent from summit
Posted Aug 26, 2010 10:55 pm

spencerIncredible  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010
We were lucky enough to get the very last spot in Roaring Brook (and learned you can make reservations on the BSP site now.) Last year we ended up doing the Marsten Trail instead since we couldn't get in to Roaring Brook (also a very nice hike.)

The Knife Edge is truly spectacular, I would absolutely do it again.
Posted Aug 16, 2010 12:45 pm

chocodoveBeautiful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2010

chocodove

Really great experience. Was slightly worried about the Pamola/Chimney notch after reading some things, but was actually not too bad at all.
Posted Jul 29, 2010 8:36 pm

tiogaFun!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

tioga

I did this with my brother, though we did not ascend the Helon Taylor trail, but the Dudley Trail instead. This was essentially our second climb of the mountain for the day. It was a lot of fun crossing the Knife Edge to Baxter Peak.
Posted Jul 28, 2010 12:28 pm

jcoalterGreat Day   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2010

jcoalter

Great day. A bit warm going up Pamola, but a nice bit of wind on the Edge. The Notch wasn't as scary as expected (the ranger scared the bejeezus out of us at Roaring Brook), though by no means easy, and the rest of this trail was AWESOME.
Posted Jul 24, 2010 5:14 pm

ChinigoRound trip on both  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2010

Chinigo

It was a nice day to climb - sunny with clouds. There were more mosquitos than I expected, all the way up to the tree line.

The downclimb and climb to start the Knife Edge were strenuous (for me, anyway).
Posted Jul 1, 2010 3:35 pm

BergFlickaBeautiful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 9, 1995

BergFlicka

Really loved my climb.
Posted May 26, 2010 3:26 pm

imzadilots of fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2009

imzadi

despite my reservations about the knife's edge...it was awesome!!

Helon taylor, however very pretty it is...just goes on and on and on after a long hike up.
Posted Sep 14, 2009 1:51 pm

JHH60First climb in college  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 30, 1978

JHH60

Climbed Katahdin via the Knife Edge freshman year in college. Fun!
Posted Jun 23, 2009 1:34 pm

BlackForrestLoop up the Cathedral and over Knife Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2007
Nice hike - but the flis ate us coming down.
Posted May 30, 2009 5:17 pm

TMFStormy

TMF

Crossed the Edge in moderate sleet and rain; seemed as if we were the only ones on the ridge- descended Helon Taylor trail
Posted Mar 2, 2009 10:40 am

Patrick BNo Knife Edge : (
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

Patrick B

We successfully came up Helon Taylor but my dad and my brother chickened out on Knife Edge so we had to go Down Dudley and up Saddle : (
Posted Aug 24, 2008 8:40 am

Sam PageExhilarating  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2006

Sam Page

I forget the exact date. I anxiously crossed the knife-edge in dubious weather and was down to Chimney Pond by 11:00AM.
Posted Apr 20, 2008 11:24 am

mountainloverCOAmazing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2007

mountainloverCO

My first stab at real class 3 terrain, and what fun it was! Used Cathedral Ridge as the ascent route and Knife Edge as the descent. A blast both up an down...my only complain would be the endless slog back down to Roaring Brook on the Helon Taylor trail. My knees were killing me!
Posted Jun 17, 2007 9:16 am

Jim CarrKnife Edge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 1992
Outstanding day.
Posted Jun 15, 2007 2:38 pm

Brian JenkinsKnife Edge from Dudley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2006

Brian Jenkins

Finally! Made it back to Maine to do the Knife Edge. Had just done the Presidential Traverse in New Hampshire and then drove to Katahdin with Flanders on our annual hiking trip. Hiked in to Chimney Pond the day before, camped in one of the lean-tos (very nice). Clouds hung around, danced on top of, and obscured the top few hundered feet until we were half way up the Dudley Trail which is fun itself. Got to Pamola Peak and then did the notch downclimb and climb. Then enjoyed sunny skies as we picked our way along the Knife Edge. Super fun. hung out a while at the summit, then descended the Saddle Trail where we got our gear and then hiked out to Roaring Brook where we camped that night. What a fun climb and great weather day.
Posted Sep 12, 2006 6:15 pm

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