Ascent of Chimney Peak on 2010-07-15

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Karen
Sarah and
Daniel Musser
Nate Lundberg
Ben Lostracco
Janine Alexander
Date:Thursday, July 15, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Chimney Peak
    Elevation:4900 ft / 1493 m

Ascent Trip Report

The highlight of the Knife Edge the begining. Wow! Great views. Crazy narrow edge with fun scrambling everywhere. Not your typical sissy scrambling class 3 moves..some fun moves where you really had to stop and say hmmmm face forward or backward? Good stuff!
Interesting geology. Proud to see my entire family make the journey and do it with no hesitation including my daughter who is not into the outdoor hiking deal as much as my sons.

But crowed. This is THE hike of all of Maine. The great journey of Maine. This is Maine's version of the classic "Keyhole Climb on Long's Peak" in Colorado. A must do!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:130 ft / 39 m
    Total Elevation Loss:200 ft / 60 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Grade/Class:3 and 4
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Scramble, Exposed Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:80 ft / 24 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Route:Knife Edge
    Start Trailhead:Chimney Cleft (Notch)  4820 ft / 1469 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:200 ft / 60 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 150 ft / 46 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m
    Gain on way out:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:Knife Edge
    End Trailhead:LP in Knife Edge  4750 ft / 1447 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Pamola

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Pamola Peak2010-07-15 a3459 ft / 1054 m
2Chimney Peak2010-07-15 b130 ft / 40 m
3Katahdin-South Peak2010-07-15 c510 ft / 155 m
4Katahdin2010-07-15 d68 ft / 21 m
5Hamlin Peak2010-07-15 e546 ft / 166 m
Total Trip Gain: 4713 ft / 1436 m    Total Trip Loss: 4713 ft / 1436 m

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