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Grovelly Chimney 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b [details]
FA: some casual chipmunk
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on May 9, 2007
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Description 

This is the chimney on the right side of the slot that goes up to Sorcerer, Climb of the Ancient Mariner, and Treebeard, among others. You wouldn't opt to do this pitch unless you like fighting scratchy bushes, find the left crack running with water from rain or snow, or you're just a chimney lover.

From the starting ledge, stem out right to the chimney. Fight, scratch, grovel, chimney upwards. A #3 Camalot and #4 Camalot (old size) were useful early in this pitch. There are still some loose blocks in here. Fired off one fist-sized bugger that pretended to be a foothold. You'll find at least 4 scratchy bushes to fight in here. It sort of reminds you of Organ Pipes with added bushes.


Location 

This is in the slot on the right side where you'd normally approach Sorcerer/Ancient Mariner/Treebeard.


Protection 

A few wires, cams to #4 Camalot (old size), a few large hexes, long sleeve shirt, & a lack of aversion to scratches.



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