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Chez's Chimney 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV British: VD 3c

   
Type:  Trad, TR
Consensus:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV British: VD 3c [details]
FA: Bill McChesney
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Submitted By: Tom Anderson-Brown on Mar 18, 2002
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Burt Preston working his way up Chez's Chimney.

Description 

Chez's Chimney is easily located. Just look for the sizeable chimney on the west-facing wall as you approach the area from the trail. The chimney is easily scaled using huge jug holds, palms, and plenty of friction smearing. This is a great climb to get a beginner acquainted to sandstone. May not be the best for leading because there's plenty of stuff to hit in a fall.


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By Anonymous
Mar 22, 2002

f.a.: bill mcchesney

By Leo Hski
Dec 17, 2006

Chez just sent me an email arguing that 5.4b is the appropriate grade for this mega-classic. How can one disagree with the first ascentionist?

By Steve Sangdahl
From: eldo sprngs,co
Dec 18, 2006

I remember well the day Chez showed us this.Where we saw a blank unprotectable,unclimbable peice of rock,Chez had the vision to see THE LINE OF KILL! WE could'nt beleive he was going to lead it.We watched in awe as he sprinted up the climb totally unproteceted in his trademark fast,bold,smooth,and somewhat out of control style.When none of us could follow he declared us all LITE.Chez was a master of rock and FUK-NES TOO. I cant say fer sure but I think he was on some sort of mind altering substance,not to mention the 12 pack or at least a half dozen TUCHER HEFE WEISENS(with lemons of course)he consumed before his ascent.Truly walking THE FINE LINE OF FUK-NES.I'm thinking its probably alot harder than what Chez rated it,he was known for his sandbagging and down rating routes.
PEACE AND FUK-NES ,Steve the Drug machine

By Steve Sangdahl
From: eldo sprngs,co
Dec 20, 2006

And one more thing,my esteemed BROTHER OF FUK-NES and fellow SECURITY COUNCIL member HAMMERCASE DAVE "DUKE OF PUKE" SLOSHBURY has this to say about CHEZ , "Chez is SOOOOOOOO JACKED!!!!!!"
High praise indeed coming from old HAMMERCASE.

By Josh Olson
From: madison, wisconsin
Jun 1, 2012
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c

Barefoot soloing at its best. I love that sandstone.