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The west face of Chimney Rock is the more popular side and gets morning shade and afternoon sun. Ratings range from 5.7 to 5.11b, and there's even an aid climb (A2+) for those into that sort of thing. Recommended routes to do include the circuitous West Face Overhang (5.7), the hand/fist crack of Damper (5.9) and the highly popular dike of Pinched Rib (5.10a).
Approach from points within the Campground or park in the day use parking lot beneath Intersection Rock and walk east to the visible formation.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Chimney Rock - West Face:
Damper 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Pinched Rib 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Dyno in the Dark 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Break Dancing 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
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Dyno in the Dark 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Chimney Rock - West Face
Scramble up a chimney on the NE corner of the rock and belay (1-2") in an alcove just above the Space Station. Make an exposed reach into a clean crack. Jam and layback this, and finish in an easy slot. Rap bolts on top....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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