Chimney Mt. Climber's Log

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saabrian

saabrian - Oct 9, 2012 11:35 pm Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2011

Cool hike

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.

dawson83

dawson83 - Oct 28, 2009 9:08 pm Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2006

climb & cave!  Sucess!

way cool, some freaky religious arm&cross totem in the cave though...whatev

sdjjcool - Aug 22, 2008 9:50 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008

sdjjcool  Sucess!

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?

MoapaPk

MoapaPk - Sep 3, 2008 8:21 pm

Re: sdjjcool

The caves are to the west of and below the tower. They are all "breakdown" caves, formed from large blocks of metamorphic rock.

Koba

Koba - Jun 9, 2008 4:50 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 1994

First mountain for me  Sucess!

This was both my first mountain (was a high schooler) and the only time I went spelunking, ah to be young and foolhardy!

MoapaPk

MoapaPk - Oct 18, 2007 9:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 1972

technical skills?  Sucess!

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.

hillman

hillman - Oct 17, 2007 5:27 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

eagle cave  Sucess!

Climbed this one for the trip to eagle cave. Did it with my girlfriend as part of my birthday weekend trip to the mountains.

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Aug 19, 2007 9:45 am Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2001

Fun scramble at the top  Sucess!

An easy hike up, with interesting bouldering and small caving opportunities at the summit.

The Ogre

The Ogre - Jul 19, 2006 4:24 am Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2004

Chimney Mt. from King's Flow  Sucess!

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.

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