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Chihuahua Chimichanga 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: SBr, JSt
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Jimbo on May 25, 2011

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Goes from steep to a over hung arete!

Description 

Don't be fooled by the diminutive name, this route is a full meal without the chips and salsa.
Steep and pumpy climbing on good holds leads to the ledge then slightly left to the NORTHeast face for steeper pumpier climbing on bigger holds.

Let it be noted that Dave Merin led this climb on gear the day I top roped it to see if it was worth bolting. He put long slings on the last piece where you could bail to the ledge left, then went out on the face where I climbed on top rope and did the moves. A fall here would have been nasty. He then climbed the crack that forms the arete of the upper head wall. I bolted the line farther left on the steepest part of the head wall. The crack he led yielded scant and marginal gear in marginal rock. He said he didn't think any of it would have held a fall. In fact had he fallen up high he would not be around to read this description.

I chose to bolt a fun and safe route up a tower with several fun and safe routes. Rather than let Dave's very bold lead be the end of it. Dave did say he thought that it would be fine. Of course I did have a fully charged Bosche will a new bit up against his temple when he agreed.

Location 

Starts just left of Hennig's Blunder. Top section is on the steeper east face.

Protection 

Bolts, chains


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Steve on the steep start of chihuahua chimichanga.
BETA PHOTO: Steve on the steep start of chihuahua chimichanga.

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By 1Eric Rhicard
May 26, 2011

The steeper "east" face Jim is referring to is actually the North northeast face. Have you forgotten our little drive up Bear Canyon with the compass Jim. The east face is the down hill side of the crag. The route starts on the west face. I know what you are getting for your birthday! Ha Ha.
By Severancepay
Mar 5, 2012

DON'T USE THIS FLAKE! You risk dropping the whole thing. I ripped a piece off and almost hit some of my climbing buddies. I etched a spot on the picture where i ripped a piece of rock off. It collapsed when i put my weight on it.
The etched out region is what i ripped off.
The etched out region is what i ripped off.
By Tim Wolfe
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 8, 2013

Great fun, crux is early moving right to the 4th bolt. The upper section is steep but less difficult.