Chimney Climbing

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Chimney Climbing
Created On: Nov 6, 2006
Last Edited On: Nov 21, 2006


Although this area is well known for its caving opportunities, this page is for information about rock climbing opportunities there. This area is not mentioned in Mellor's Climbing in the Adirondacks. At the top of the Chimney Mountain trail, you will find an approximately 75'+ wall with three routes easily available by toprope (pictured below). It is perfect for beginners. More, higher routes are available with more creative setups, or by leading the Chimney.

Getting There

From I-87 Exit 23 (Warrensburg), follow Route 9 North to 28. Take Route 28 to Chamberlain Road on the LEFT (if you reach Indian Lake, the nearest place for food, etc., you went to far). Chamberlain becomes Big Brook Road. Follow it to the end. Take the trail to Chimney Mountain (a little over a mile).

Red Tape

The parking area is on private land. Please respect these landowners to keep access open.


None available at the parking area; Cabins are available for rent. There is a big, flat camping area near the top of the mountain (north of the Chimney).


As mentioned above, Chimney Mountain is not mentioned in Mellor's Climbing in the Adirondacks. So, I am soliciting information/opinions about routes and ratings for these climbs. For the three basic toprope routes, I would guess they are all about 5.6. I'd like to post photos of the routes here, and I'm seeking contributions.