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Chimney Mountain Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 2,700'
Location: 43.69317, -74.20968 View Map  Incorrect?
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This popular hiking area is home to not only several caves, but also a few options for moderate climbs on the "chimney" at the peak. This feature is exposed, with decent rock quality and a great view. There is a variety of easily top-ropable, undocumented routes on the face just below the lookout.

There are a number of other crags in the King's Flow area as well (see the Adirondack Rock guidebook for details).

Getting There 

From the town of Indian Lake, take 30 south and turn left on Big Brook Road. Bear right when the road forks, and continue to follow signs to Chimney Mtn. When you reach a clearing with cabins and a $2 daily parking area, you will see the trailhead kiosk at the end of the road. Take the uphill trail not the Puffer Pond Trail), and follow the blue trail markers to the summit. Once you have reached the height of land, the chimney is readily apparent.

Climbing Season

For the G: Indian Lake Region area.

Weather station 5.5 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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By Kevin Heckeler
From: Upstate New York
Jul 4, 2016
Chimney Mountain has 4 distinct climbing areas. The one here is described in ADK Rock as the "Summit", where there are two documented climbs [5.6 Southwest Ridge, 5.1 Standard]

There is also the "True Summit", about 5 minutes from the summit using the left trail in the camping area. "Lookout" which is 10 minutes below the summit and can be accessed from the main hiking trail. "Caveman" is just below the Lookout.

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