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Beckey's Wall Area
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"Elementary My Dear Watson" T 
3rd Crack Over T 
Axis of Evil Arete T 
Beckey's Wall T 
Cheetah T 
Date with Fate T 
Fingertrip Variation T 
Fruit Loops T 
Hesitate No More T 
Hesitation T 
Needle's Eye Variation T 
Orange Sling, The T 
Pebbles and Bambam S,TR 
Shaken Climber Syndrome S 
Split Decision T 
Split Fingers T 
Split Pants T 
Sweet Jane Variation T 
Tarzan T 
Tingey's Direct T 
Tingey's Terror T 
Tingey's Torture T 

Needle's Eye Variation 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Mark McQuarrie & Steve Ellsworth in 1964
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Submitted By: bsmoot on Oct 31, 2008

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Description 

This chimney is so tight that only skinny climbers can slither through...Try it naked.

Location 

Climb the squeeze chimney above the top of the 2nd pitch of Split Pants. It's the crack forming the left side of the big roof.

Protection 

The chimney itself doesn't protect. Perhaps take a few cams for above the chimney.


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By Zac Robinson
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 31, 2010

I'd say "skinny climbers" is an understatement. 1960's skinny was an entirely different description.
By bsmoot
Apr 1, 2010

As a teenager, I could fit through easily. There used to be a few chockstones in there too. A few years later I couldn't fit.