Watermans in Forest & Crag
"This. . . spectacular ascent, regarded today as a technical climb, was called the 'Chimney Trail' in those days[1920s] and regarded as a 'short sporting path to the summit' suitable for ladies, be they sufficiently enterprising."
from another book I can't remember:
There are at least two other "forgotten"(at least in the sense that there is a dearth of information online) climbs in Baxter that would be of interest to someone trying to do all the "hardest climbs". The old Marston Trail is a slide climb up S. Brother, closed and extensively relocated after an absurd fatality in 1985. Another is Pinnacle Ridge on The Traveler, freshly removed from the new edition of the AMC Maine Mountain guide.
The bottom line though can be found in the current 2012 BSP Management Plan available here: http://www.baxterstateparkauthority.com ... _Final.pdf
from page 125 regarding technical rock and ice climbing:
"The Park has no specific requirements regarding certain gear, equipment or certification, but the Park does offer clear recommendations regarding the gear and skills necessary to safely explore and climb in the Park."
and from page 119 regarding hiking
"While the great majority of Park hikers confine their trip to marked trails within the Park, a small percentage of more adventurous visitors plan and execute hikes to locations without trail access. The Park has no firm data on the amount of off-trail travel that occurs in the Park, but bushwhacking has long been a pastime for the most experienced and hardiest of Park visitors and requires navigational skills as well as the ability to travel through the rough and heavily vegetated terrain of the Park without impacting vegetation or leaving marks of passing. The Park has no restrictions on bushwhacking
that don’t apply to marked trails. Adherence to Leave No Trace (LNT principles- sec. 10.14) and hikeSafe (h/S principles – sec. 10.15) principles are expected when bushwhacking as well as other activities in the Park. In addition, it is strongly recommended that visitors planning any off-trail travel in the Park leave a detailed itinerary with a Park Ranger and do not travel alone." (emphasis mine)
Hope this helps
disclaimer: I have not personally done any of these routes.