This route is a good adventure route. There are no particular sections of brilliant climbing, however the route in its entirety is good. Know how to climb chimneys, and you'll send easily. There isn't a need to lug any big cams up there, as there are gear possibilities everywhere.Iv'e heard this route is good in March, as a consolidated snow climb.You can rap the route via multiple sections of bomber stainless steel anchors. Thanks goes out to whomever drilled those bolts!
Bring a small free rack, and long slings.Only on rope is needed to rappel the routeMake sure to bring small to medium nuts, there are tons of spots for stoppers.
|Comments on The Great Chimney
Sep 25, 2005
Its fun to finish on Kamp's Ridge.
|By Christian "crisco" Burrell|
From: PG, Utah
Jul 15, 2007
Whomever has cut out the approach trail: THANK YOU!!! We soloed the first pitch without realizing it. We didn't realize this until we reached a bolted rap anchor (dangerous "American triangle"). We had heard that you can rap the whole route with one rope, but the first two pitches either don't have enough rap anchors, or we missed them. As for the route itself, the pitches actually are not really long as the guidebook describes. The climbing isn't difficult and not really classic. Pro is pretty good. The third pitch was probably the best. The fourth (last) had lots of loose looking blocks so we climbed a wide crack over a small roof to the left of the main line (This variation was really fun). Send me an email if you want any beta.
Sep 10, 2009
Do this route in late March or April with consolidated snow and its an excellent climb. Approach and descent are also good with snow.
|By Nick Bose|
Oct 13, 2012
Has anyone tried this as a winter mixed climb? Was wondering what the snow and ice conditions would be like in December through February.
|By Ben Folsom|
Oct 15, 2012
Nick, yes, the great chimney in the right conditions can be a good ice/winter climb. Like ddriver said, probably better in march or april when snow conditions are consolidated. I have done it in the winter before, and had great sections of mixed ice and rock. Be cautious of avalanche conditions, the approach and climb are exposed to avalanche hazard.