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Yellow Peril: Free standing pillar T 

Yellow Peril: Free standing pillar 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Dan Olsen, Tim Olsen, Russ Lee
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Tim Olsen on Feb 11, 2010

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Private property, though in conservation easement. MORE INFO >>>

Description 

Use your head in preparation for the classic crux move in the overhanging choss chimney. We'll climb it again if you lead. First ascent: Nordic Fest weekend 1977.

Location 

To reach the start, rappel into the gap between the bluff and free-standing pillar at the more southerly of the two Chimney Rocks. Return carefully from climb. A Tyrolean traverse has been used for this purpose, but is not really worth the fuss.

Protection 

Original ascent involved the arduous placement of a couple small pieces and a futilely marginal piton at the crux; to bolster false confidence and prolong sense of terror.


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