Explorer | 40 pts
Chimney Tops is a phenomenal view, especially for the mileage. The short hike is certainly a workout, but the short distance makes it do-able for people of all fitness levels. The real treat is scrambling the Chimney itself. There are two approaches. The first one is the first one you will see when arriving at the rock. This is more difficult but more fun. The second is around the right side of the rock and is easier, though it looks harder. There is a crevice wide enough for boots all the way up. Simply alternate wedging your feet in the crack and you will be fairly stable. The second chimney rock is accessible along "the dragon's spine," a ridge that connects the two. This ridge, however, is much more dangerous and SHOULD NOT be attempted until at least April when all the snow and ice are melted.