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Chimney Pond ("South") Basin - Summer Rock Routes

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"Diamond Area", The T 
American Beauty T 
Armadillo, The T 
Flatiron T 
Pamola 5.0 T 
Pamola IV Ridge T 
Radio Nowhere T 
Wrong Chimney, The T 

Chimney Pond ("South") Basin - Summer Rock Routes Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 3,000'
Location: 45.91441, -68.91154 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ladd, Robert Hall, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Robert Hall on Oct 17, 2015  with updates from Ryan Gibbs
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Winter climbing/hiking/mountaneering requires a permit

Description 

The usual approach is to hike in 3.3 Mi. from Roaring Brook parking/campground to Chimney Pond and then hike up into the basin to the base of the selected climb.

Getting There 

Obtain a parking permit from Baxter State Park to park (or camp) at Roaring Brook....or better "score" a campsite at Chimney Pond Campground!

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 14.6 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',4],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Chimney Pond ("South") Basin - Summer Rock Routes

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Chimney Pond ("South") Basin - Summer Rock Routes:
The Armadillo   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, Grade IV   
Pamola IV Ridge   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 11 pitches   
The "Diamond Area"   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 200'   
Flatiron   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches   
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Featured Route For Chimney Pond ("South") Basin - Summer Rock Routes
Rock Climbing Photo: Flatiron

Flatiron 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Maine : Katahdin : Chimney Pond ("South") Basi...
Approach same way as the Armadillo, then breakout right to the first grassy tier, take the traverse to the large slab that forms a cave. P1: Head up diagonally left through finger crack and off width section, belay whenever convenient.P2: Jam up awesome hand/fist/finger crack and pull small over lap. Belay wherever convenient then head up to ridge....[more]   Browse More Classics in Maine

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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down at the "Knife Edge" from ju...
Looking down at the "Knife Edge" from ju...
Rock Climbing Photo: Sheila Matz on part of the "Knife Edge"
BETA PHOTO: Sheila Matz on part of the "Knife Edge"
Rock Climbing Photo: Heading for the "Knife Edge"
Heading for the "Knife Edge"
Rock Climbing Photo: Even the hiking trails are semi-technical. That bl...
BETA PHOTO: Even the hiking trails are semi-technical. That bl...
Rock Climbing Photo: View to LEFT from Chimney Pond - "Diamond&quo...
View to LEFT from Chimney Pond - "Diamond&quo...

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