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Reed's Pinnacle Area
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11c Toprope Arete TR 
Arch OW at Bongs Away Left T 
Beyond Lunacy T 
Beyond the Fringe T 
Bong's Away Center T 
Bongs Away, Left T 
Chingando T 
Deer Route, The T 
Dr. Fun Time T 
Dream Easy T 
Ejesta T 
Flatus T 
Independence Pinnacle, Center T 
Independent Route (Independence Pinnacle left) T 
Iota, The T 
Lunatic Fringe T 
Olga's Trick T 
Phantom T 
Porter's Pout T 
Reed's Pinnacle Left T 
Reed's Pinnacle Regular Route T 
Reed's Pinnacle-Direct Route T 
Remnant, Center, The T 
Remnant-Left Side, The T 
Remnant-Right Side, The T 
Rocket In My Pocket T 
Scrunchy-Mungy T 
Steppin' Out T 
Stone Groove T 


YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

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Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Sep 27, 2006

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Rick Cashner free soloing "Chingando". P...


On the far left of Reed's Pinnacle Area is a Huge, detatched flake, split by a left leaning crack.
This huge flake is known as The Iota.
The crack is "Chingando".


Walk uphill from below the climb.
Rappel off.



Photos of Chingando Slideshow Add Photo
Randy on his OS lead of Chingdango
Randy on his OS lead of Chingdango
Randy on his OS lead of Chingdango
Randy on his OS lead of Chingdango
Leading Chingando August 2007 Yosemite Valley at The Reeds
Leading Chingando August 2007 Yosemite Valley at T...
Scott following Chingando (As he calls it Chingando Mando!) After my name Armando
Scott following Chingando (As he calls it Chingand...
Telephoto view of the Iota; the prominent crack is the route.
BETA PHOTO: Telephoto view of the Iota; the prominent crack is...

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By Aaron S
Apr 26, 2007

The Reed guide description says something like "part of the hardman ow training circuit". Yea... pay attention to that part.
By Alexey
From: San Jose
Dec 10, 2007

Gear beta in above route description is wrong.

Camalots in order of the climb: #2, #0.75 , #1, #2, #3, 2#4C4 2#5C4, #6C4, #3 BigBro
By Russ Walling
From: www.FishProducts.com
Dec 10, 2007

Dammit Blitzo! Stop "gurgling" and put in some good info with your scant ass route descriptions. Pro to 3"???? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!111
By armando fimbrez
From: rancho cucamonga
Feb 26, 2008

Chingando gets right into business as soon as your feet leave the ground. I climbed it one very warm August afternoon in the sun. let's just say, crazy or stupid? I had fun climbing the route. And would do it again. Hardman offwidth training circuit! Lives up to that. I did use a #6 and walked it up until I couldn't anymore. Then I used a #4(blu) bigbro that i bought in the valley just for this climb. I'm glad I had the big bro. Armando
By Rob Dillon
Mar 6, 2009

Yeah, pro to 3". And shirts are aid. As are high-tops and long pants. Sure thing, Blitzo!
By Osprey
From: ...
Mar 5, 2010

Defiantly on the training circuit. One of the easier 5.10 offwidths though. There are a lot of knobs and edges on this one so you don't actually have to use only offwidth technique as much as some other .10a's of this size.

I think Chuck was just fucking around on this one, as the name implies.
By Bryan G
From: San Jose
Nov 20, 2010

Like many wide cracks, this climb doesn't get the attention it deserves. It's every bit as good as Reed's Direct or Lunatic Fringe. Bring doubles on the 4's and 5's and at least one 6 (plus some hand size stuff for the start) and you should be good to go. You shouldn't need a big bro unless you're a really big dude and can't fit in the chimney up there.
By Ken Trout
From: Golden, CO
Jan 31, 2011

FIRST ASCENT: Chuck Pratt, June, 1965. In 1961, Mr. Pratt also led Crack of Doom, Yosemite's first 5.10. (Steve Roper, Climber's Guide to Yosemite Valley, 1971)

In the Sierra Club's mountaineering journal, Ascent, 1973, Jim Bridwell proposed adding letter grades to YDS 5.10's. He gave lots of examples for 5.10a offwidths; Chingando, Girl Next Door, Reed Pinnacle Left, Crack of Despair, Crack of Doom, The Cookie Left, Penny Nickel Arete...