Chili Cook Off
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BETA PHOTO: Topo.
X= bolt and hanger
This is a good introduction to manky, dirty desert towers. It is another very easy tower.
The route starts on the north side shoulder. Climb a ten foot, 6 inch wide crack up to a ledge, walk over to a (quarter inch bolt) bolt ladder. A few of the bolts are missing hangers so some rivet hangers or tie offs make this easier, but some wire nuts would probably work too. Climb about 5 bolts through some dirty rock onto a 5.5 ridge that takes you to the top.
North side of the formation. The bolt ladder is easily visible.
A large cam for the 6 inch crack helps, but is not necessary. If you can't do this bouldery move, a shoulder stand would probably suffice. Bring some nuts or rivet hangers to sling the hangerless bolts, and quickdraws.
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|Comments on Chili Cook Off
|By Christian "crisco" Burrell|
From: PG, Utah
Feb 2, 2009
Did not like this one. As I was hanging on the last rivet, the dirt (It ain't really rock) kept crumbling all around me.
And what's with the hindu figurines on all these towers?
|By Tristan Higbee|
Feb 17, 2009
I had to rescue Crisco from his lead :) Fun, easy tower. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The topo photograph here on MP is spot on regarding bolt and rivet placements.
|By paul bucher|
From: moab, utah
Mar 28, 2012
did it yesterday with drake. fun little must do tower. awesome photo op and most of the little statues are tibetan buddhist not hindi. however there are some "happy buddhas" around too. don't worry, be happy