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Laundry Chute 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Trad
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E5 6a [details]
FA: first lead rich bechler and steve sangdahl 1981
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Submitted By: Steve Sangdahl on Mar 20, 2005

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Dave Groth leading The Laundry Chute, summer 1985

Description 

this is an imtidating lead due to the exposure and the position you put your body in to get out the hanging chute in the very large roof.its not for everyone.


Protection 

same old small wires



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By JJ Schlick
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From: Flagstaff, AZ
Oct 31, 2006

The chute is the small dihedral in the roof at the top. To get there you can climb any route to the left or right though Ressurection is the obvious choice just below it. Climb up using blocks on the right to get your left foot swung up to a good hold at the lip of the roof. One good layback part in the seem is wrenched upon to get out and left to the solution pocket on the left wall. Groth lead as well-

By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Mar 23, 2009

The chute shot me down yesterday. I think I was using the wrong foot beta for turning over into the dihedral. Great climb though, can't wait to go back and clean it up.

By Tradoholic
Jun 3, 2010

I couldn't even get into the damn chute! Sandbag?

By Erol Altay
Oct 8, 2012

The last time I saw Dave do this he used a butt start to get more altitude.