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Chewbacca 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Bill Kees, Royal Robbins, 1977
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Submitted By: Anonymous Coward on Jan 1, 2006

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Description 

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.

Protection 

Single set of cams to 3" and a single set of stoppers.


Photos of Chewbacca Slideshow Add Photo
Alexis McLean stemming through the crux.
Alexis McLean stemming through the crux.
Dave Svilar sets up a toprope on Chewbacca (in the corner). An excellent crack!
Dave Svilar sets up a toprope on Chewbacca (in the...
Nathan starting up Chewbacca. Cracked Canyon, Ophir.
Nathan starting up Chewbacca. Cracked Canyon, Ophi...
Chewbacca! 5.8 doesn't get much better.
Chewbacca! 5.8 doesn't get much better.
The upper crux.
The upper crux.
Nathan deciphering the crux of Chewbacca. Cracked Canyon, Ophir.
Nathan deciphering the crux of Chewbacca. Cracked ...

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By EMT
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.
By RiggerMortis
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:)
By AnnaRiling
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.
By goingUp
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.
From: San Antonio, TX
Jul 24, 2014

Could this easily be climbed with only passive pro, or would cams be needed?
By doligo
Jul 24, 2014

IIRC, it takes good nuts in the corner. You may want to bring a couple of big hexes just in case.