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Bombay Chimney 

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

Type: Trad, 5 pitches
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Filip Sokol and Del Monte, 1968
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Submitted By: Erik Corkran on May 30, 2001
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This is the farthest left of the major chimneys on the Bookend, very noticeable from the ground. The crux is sustained though most of the route is much easier. A fun route for those who enjoy chimneys (hopefully there are still a few of us out there).

P1. Climb crack/dihedral system (mostly 5.4-5.6) about 80 feet to the base of the main chimney. Climb about 20 feet up the chimney / crack to a nice stance (5.8?).

P2. Climb the deep flare for about 120 feet. This sustained and fun chimney pitch protects well with normal gear on the inside. 5.8, 120 feet.

P3. Continue up much easier chimney system with many ramps and features inside to another good stance.

P4. "Walk" through to where you can join the main wall to the summit, or pick a variety of other mostly-easier but fun options. Climb low 5th class rock for 150 feet to the top (this can be pitch 5, depending on what you did for pitch 4).


Standard rack, no giant gear needed, though a #3.5 Camalot (and maybe a #4?) was useful. Stoppers useful also.

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