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Chimney Rock, located right in HVCG, has a few nice routes - Pinched Rib (5.10b), a short bolted dike, The Flue, an oft overlooked fun 5.8 handcrack, and West Face Overhang (5.7) are the most popular. Damper (5.9), just left of Pinched Rib, is a good wide crack to practice your fist jamming/offwidth technique.
The new road into HVCG passes directly by the south face of Chimney Rock. The quartz dike is Pinched Rib. If that isn't enough direction, find Intersection Rock and walk NE.
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Blind Ambition 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Chimney Rock - East Face
This fun route lies on the east face (backside) of Chimney Rock a short ways to the right of The Flue (5.8). It sports 4 good protection bolts with supplemental protection in a series of horizontal cracks.Not to be confused with "Flue Right" (5.10b R/X).Fun and delicate face climbing leads to a 2 bolt rap anchor (shared with The Flue)....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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