Chug A Lug
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One of the best handcrack trainers in Phoenix (albeit a short one).
Start is a splitter that leans slightly right and varies from tight hands to big hands (but often pinches down or changes size quickly - so hand size does not really affect the rating). 40'
Can continue for a 'second' pitch by stepping right from the gully on top to another nice vertical crack. 50'
Right-angling handcrack (mostly vertical). Start off large slanting boulder on the east side between the north & south peaks. (near base of second rappel from the top).
Obvious chimney to its left and a gully to the right.
Its possible to squirm off right after the first 35' or continue up 'second pitch' to Notch area; From Notch, walk to climbers right and down to rappel anchors in the gully (single rope rap).
trad rack up to a #3 camalot
BETA PHOTO: Chug a Lug is in the center.
|By Tim Heid|
From: Scottsdale, AZ
Jan 17, 2010
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c
This route would be killer if only it was longer. Great jams all the way up, but it was over too soon.
Jan 23, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c
Tricky to step into the crack for the second pitch.