|The Old Woman - West Face
A fun, secure, low angle chimney. Scramble off.
This is an obvious low angle chimney near the northwest corner of the rock. It starts at ground level and finishes half way up the rock.
|Comments on Northwest Chimney
|By Tim Camuti|
From: Placerville, CA
Jan 7, 2013
The "walk off" is more akin to the Class 4 downclimb from the north end of the The Blob- some pretty committing moves that could or should be belayed for first time climbers. We climbed down the boulder prow almost directly north, crux being a skinny body chimney that required some arm bars to wiggle feet and hips lower down.
Then again, if you're climbing this JTree chimney, you're probably not a real "first time" climber. Easy rating, but any JTree chimney takes a good amount of experience to lead successfully.