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Great Chimney 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 200'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Fritz Wiessner, Jim Goodwin
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Submitted By: DWABS on Jan 2, 2011

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Bouldery start to the first pitch of "The Chi...

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P1: The start is a scramble up some blocks to a right facing corner. Up this to the opening of the chimney. Surmount the chockstone (crux) and into the mountain you go. Fixed anchor for belay. 5.6

P2: Scramble into the chimney to a thin crack on the road-side wall and begin to stem up the chimney. Eventually, step left to fixed anchor. 5.5

P3: Traverse across and downclimb to the summit boulders near the top of "Pete's Farewell". 5.2


Start same as "Pete's Farewell".


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Climbing up the neck of the chimney to the "w...
Climbing up the neck of the chimney to the "w...
Adam and Dylan at the first belay station on "...
Adam and Dylan at the first belay station on "...
View from the 2nd pitch.
View from the 2nd pitch.

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By Jay Harrison
Dec 7, 2012
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

For Pitch 2, one can also chimney directly upward from the top of P1, then exit roadside through a "window" onto the main face. A short bit of climbing leads up to a ledge with a fixed anchor which can be used to descend into the chimney down to the P1 fixed anchor, or with 70m rope, down the face to the starting ledge. This latter method is tight; be sure your rope ends reach the ledge.
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