This is the cliff near the junction of the road to Hessie Trailhead and Fourth of July road. It's home to one great mixed route, the Hessie Chimney.
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Hessie Left M5 Mixed, 1 pitch, 200 feet, Grade II
Hessie Chimney WI4 M5 Trad, Mixed, Ice, 2 pitches, Grade II
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Hessie Chimney WI4 M5 CO : CO Ice & Mixed : ... : Hessie
I've done this route three times and enjoyed it every time.The first pitch is normally about half rock and half ice, though this year I got exactly two ice sticks on the entire pitch. The first half is well-protected chimney climbing, one foot on rock, one on ice. At a ledge halfway up, step left to place small wire pro as high as you can reach, then step back right to the crux, a reach high to good ice (hopefully), with poor feet. This section has ledge-fall potential if, like this year, the ic...[more] Browse More Classics in CO