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Paddle-Wheeler 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Steven Lucarelli on Sep 16, 2008

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Description 

This ominous looking crack is actually easier than it looks and I'd even call it fun! The lower portion of the route is pretty uneventful but the upper chimney is classic, hence the 3 star rating. Placing a Big Bro toward the outside of the chimney when your on the inside is kind of interesting also.


Location 

Look for the large crack right of La Goellette and Das Boot. Start in the bottom of a trench or for some more fun do the jump start about 15' up from a large ledge.


Protection 

Small to hand size cams for the first 2/3's and Big Bro's for the top. A green Big Bro fits nicely at the bottom of the chimney and a red Alien makes a good directional for the follower at the top.



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Carrie in the classic chimney.
Carrie in the classic chimney.
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By Mike D
From: Fort Collins, CO
Dec 13, 2009

I've climbed this a few times now and have come to the conclusion that it's awesome!

By Kent Pease
From: Littleton, Colorado
Jun 13, 2014

FWIW - it's also possible to skirt right on the slot ledge. This may not be as fun as the chimney, but it has some value. Easy, although you'll feel slightly sketched. It protects with medium cams.