Ascent of Chimney Peak on 2017-07-26

Climber: Brian Frei

Date:Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Chimney Peak
    Elevation:4900 ft / 1493 m

Ascent Trip Report

Chose the best weather of our week long Maine camping trip to tackle this epic hike. I planned ahead and booked a parking spot at Roaring Brook as our trailhead. We (Rohnan and I) spent the previous night close by the park and were lined up to enter at 0540. This allowed us to hit the trail at 0652. The hike up Pamola on the Helon trail started with a reasonable climb to a nice plateau. Then we hit the ridge to the summit which is a very steep boulder field that made for tough climbing. It took us 2h53 to reach the summit of Pamola. From Pamola we started across the knife edge trail to Baxter. The descent off Pamola and the climb up Chimney peak definitely blur the line between hiking and climbing. Views are incredible but you have to stop to appreciate them. This section is not for the faint of heart or anyone with a fear of heights.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3350 ft / 1021 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3350 ft / 1021 m
    Distance:11.6 mi / 18.7 km
    Start Trailhead:1550 ft / 472 m
Descent Statistics

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