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Chimney Rock - East Face

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Submitted By: C Miller on Oct 16, 2007
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Description 

This is the "backside" and less popular side of Chimney Rock; it gets morning sun and afternoon shade and has a handful of routes from 5.8 to 5.12c despite it's large size. Recommended routes on this side include The Flue (5.8) a classic face to slanting hand crack, Blind Ambition (5.11a) a technical and balancy face that requires some additional gear and Camouflage (5.12c) a highly technical face that sees little action despite it's easily accessible location.

Safety Warning: The descent route down the "chimney" that splits the formation is filled with huge blocks and debris from a massive rockfall in the summer of 1994 when the route Loose Lips (5.11a) collapsed. While still possible to downclimb the chimney it's best avoid this route to avoid any multi-ton blocks shifting as you weight them.



Getting There 

Approach from points within the Campground or park in the day use parking lot beneath Intersection Rock and walk east to the visible formation and then circle around the left side of the formation to reach the east face.


Climbing Season


4 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Chimney Rock - East Face:
The Flue   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
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