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Smoke Stack T,TR 

Smoke Stack 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, TR
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Tom Anderson-Brown on May 7, 2002

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BETA PHOTO: The start to Smoke Stack goes up this dihedral and...

Description 

Smoke Stack ascend the southeast face of the west tower via a nice hand crack.

Protection 

Small to medium stoppers and cams


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Double Chimney Topo
BETA PHOTO: Double Chimney Topo
Borrador (1), Chiropractor (2), Kishore Kumar (3),...
BETA PHOTO: Borrador (1), Chiropractor (2), Kishore Kumar (3),...
The finishing crack of Smoke Stack.
BETA PHOTO: The finishing crack of Smoke Stack.

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By Anonymous Coward
Aug 18, 2005

I did not see any protection on this climb which would qualifyas medium stopper. The upper porsion does not seem to have any protection on the route.

Evaluate pro before committing.
By Tradoholic
Jun 17, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

The description for this route is all jacked up.

Start on the SE corner of the W tower in a short dihedral. Get to the horizontal and traverse left to a nice vertical crack with a perfect yellow C4 placement.

The anchor is touch to set, some tri-cams made it ok but most people will probably want to run long webbing back to the trees.
By Toby Wehler
From: Chandler, AZ
Jun 17, 2012

The most fun route at this crag. Wasn't sure where it started (didn't have my phone), so climbed it starting in dihedral. Will go back to lead this one.
I agree, tri-cams and long webbing to sling the tree for TR anchor.