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Chimney Spire is the most sought after and prominent formation at Chimney Rocks, and for good reason. With routes ranging from four pitches of crack climbing on Kitty From Hell, to two pitches of clean rock on Duet, there are many ways to access it's airy summit.
From the parking area, take the trail West and follow the switchbacks up to the notch on Camp Ridge between Chimney Rock and Crystal Wall. Descend the right side of the gully to reach the base.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Chimney Spire:
Duet 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 3 pitches, 200'
Wall of Early Morning Fright 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 300'
Kitty From Hell 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 4 pitches, 500'
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Kitty From Hell 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b CA : Sequoia & Kings Canyon NP : ... : Chimney Spire
If you happen to be looking for an excellent, exposed and interesting crack climb at chimney rocks, look no further! Everything from fingers to OW with a funny cliffhanger finish, but beware, it's hard for 10d.P1: Head up to the crack in the block, then climb from fingers to hands to off-width until you reach a ledge with a single bolt that can be backed up with small nuts (10c).P2: Climb above the bolt and traverse left around the corner until you're at a finger crack. This part is super ex...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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