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Chili Cook Off 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a C1

   
Type:  Trad, Aid, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a C1 [details]
FA: Harvey, Burns, Cook: 1997
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Submitted By: John J. Glime on Oct 15, 2006

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On top of Homer and Marge. Tower 8/10 for the day...

Description 

This is a good introduction to manky, dirty desert towers. It is another very easy tower.

The route starts on the north side shoulder. Climb a ten foot, 6 inch wide crack up to a ledge, walk over to a (quarter inch bolt) bolt ladder. A few of the bolts are missing hangers so some rivet hangers or tie offs make this easier, but some wire nuts would probably work too. Climb about 5 bolts through some dirty rock onto a 5.5 ridge that takes you to the top.

Location 

North side of the formation. The bolt ladder is easily visible.

Protection 

A large cam for the 6 inch crack helps, but is not necessary. If you can't do this bouldery move, a shoulder stand would probably suffice. Bring some nuts or rivet hangers to sling the hangerless bolts, and quickdraws.


Photos of Chili Cook Off Slideshow Add Photo
Homer, Chip on summit. Shelbyvillle, in all its glory, to the right
Homer, Chip on summit. Shelbyvillle, in all its gl...
Just the kind of placement that stoppers where designed for.:)
Just the kind of placement that stoppers where des...
Topo. <br />X= bolt and hanger <br />R= Rivet
BETA PHOTO: Topo.
X= bolt and hanger
R= Rivet
Me near the top of Chili Cook Off. Photo by Christian Burrell.
Me near the top of Chili Cook Off. Photo by Christ...
drake on top
drake on top
Chip Wilson, summit of Homer
Chip Wilson, summit of Homer

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By Camster (Rhymes with Hamster)
Jun 21, 2007

Again, done in a blizzard....
By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
Feb 2, 2009

Did not like this one. As I was hanging on the last rivet, the dirt (It ain't really rock) kept crumbling all around me.
And what's with the hindu figurines on all these towers?
By Tristan Higbee
From: Cambodia
Feb 17, 2009

I had to rescue Crisco from his lead :) Fun, easy tower. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The topo photograph here on MP is spot on regarding bolt and rivet placements.
By paul bucher
From: moab, utah
Mar 28, 2012

did it yesterday with drake. fun little must do tower. awesome photo op and most of the little statues are tibetan buddhist not hindi. however there are some "happy buddhas" around too. don't worry, be happy