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No Chute aka Rip Cord 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Tom Bowman & Tom A.
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Submitted By: Barrett Cooper on Aug 7, 2002
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BETA PHOTO: Southeast face.


From the southeast face alcove of Parachute, this is the farthest rout to the climber's right. Move up the slab in the alcove to the first crack on the right. It is a short 5.10a move out of the alcove and on to the main southeast face. Gain the hand and finger crack above the 5.10a exit of the alcove, it goes up parallel to the crack for True Religon, which is the climb that exits the back right corner of the alcove. Traverse left past the corner for the main south face after reaching the top of the crack on Rip Cord for the pitch to the top of Parachute.


Pro to #2 Camalot.

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Roylnn pullin' on the Rip Cord.
Roylnn pullin' on the Rip Cord.
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By Barrett Cooper
Feb 14, 2003

Number 6.

By Anonymous Coward
Nov 18, 2003

D. Battin- Excelent splitter thin hand crack at the begining. Great lead, eats gear.

By Darin Lang
Jun 10, 2004
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

The crux, IMO, lasts a little longer than the first moves out of the alcove. Fun route.

Aug 13, 2007
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

I thought this was the best of the alcove routes. Very nice and sustained thin hands.

By Tom A.
From: Co. Springs
Oct 23, 2007

The original name for this route is "No Chute" 1st ascent was in 1981 by myself and Tom Bowman. Rated old school 5.9.