Classic 5.8 - A beautiful, left-facing corner a few hundred feet up from the mouth of the canyon on the right hand side. Directly across from Orange Peel. Climb the obvious corner via both face and crack. There is an awkward section down low but many consider the roof up high to be the crux. There are bolts on top that can be used to belay your second up, but the descent is from a tree about 15 ft. right. You will be rapping over Dog Leg and Come On Sun.
Single set of cams to 3" and a single set of stoppers.
Alexis McLean stemming through the crux.
Dave Svilar sets up a toprope on Chewbacca (in the...
Nathan starting up Chewbacca. Cracked Canyon, Ophi...
Chewbacca! 5.8 doesn't get much better.
The upper crux.
Nathan deciphering the crux of Chewbacca. Cracked ...
Jul 21, 2008
No more bolts at top. They have been pulled. You can still rap from the tree to the right with one 60m rope to get down.
From: Albuquerque New Mexico
Mar 6, 2009
Great climb, but a real bitch to retrieve the rope from the anchors on climber's right if you have to rap down and pull gear. If you rope solo this as a lead, plan on seconding on TR to clean gear, then retrieve your rope at the top and take the class 3-4 walkoff just uphill from the topout. Or stand at the bottom tugging and cursing all day:)
Jul 21, 2011
There are bolts at the top for an anchor for this route and another set for the route to climber's right or this route. The rap is from a tree, as in the description.
Jun 4, 2014
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
RiggerMortis, +1. My second was tired and didnt want to climb this. I should have built an anchor, rapped, and reclimbed it to retrieve gear. The bolts and rap anchor are just too far away and put too much tension on the rope to pull it.
|By Sam A.|
Jul 24, 2014
Could this easily be climbed with only passive pro, or would cams be needed?
Jul 24, 2014
IIRC, it takes good nuts in the corner. You may want to bring a couple of big hexes just in case.