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Chia 

WI3+

   
Type:  Ice, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus: WI3+ [details]
FA: S. Streibert, D. Merritt, 1971
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Submitted By: Kris Gorny on Feb 1, 2008

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Pat McCarthy on Chia. The standard line moves up a...

Description 

Very aesthetic and fun climb. Several variations exist with varying difficulty. The standard line (WI 3+) takes the center of the flow and moves up and right below the vertical column at the top. The column goes at WI4+. The so-called Chia Direct combines the top column with curtains to the right.

Location 

The center one of the two flows at the back of the Amphitheater. Directly visible from the iron bridge. The left-hand flow is Pegasus.

Protection 

ice screws


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The direct finish (WI4+).
The direct finish (WI4+).
The WI3+ bulges on a lower section of Chia.
The WI3+ bulges on a lower section of Chia.
Joe Klementovich leading Chia
Joe Klementovich leading Chia

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By Elliott Crooks
Jan 27, 2009
rating: WI3+

Lovely route-gotta go with WI3-did it in Jan.'73 with trad curved picks.
By lee hansche
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From: goffstown, nh
Jan 27, 2009

there are many ways to do this one but the path of least resistance is a grade 3 for sure...