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Chop Chop 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Bill Trethewey, 1990s. Bolts added by Alan Hirahara.
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Nov 2, 2006

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we sported this route even though it's a trad rout...


This route follows the flake to the right of "Scorpio". It protects nicely with gear. I don't understand why the bolts were placed.


Draws, gear if you choose.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Jonny on Chop Chop. 6/21/16.
Jonny on Chop Chop. 6/21/16.

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By Ramin Jamshidi
From: Wauwatosa, WI
Nov 19, 2007
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This lieback is great fun, and its ease and short stature make it perfect for beginning climbers. I agree with the original post that this ought to have been left as a gear-protected climb.
By Chase Roskos
From: Golden, CO
May 9, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Would be 4 stars if not so short.
By bill trethewey
May 25, 2010

20 years later , I still enjoy this climb. This crack sucks up gear, some of it may be small , but the combo of edging, liebacking and jams make it solid. I just choose to not clip the bolts. I never even thought of bolting it ever! But I have thought of chopping them., I do wish it was longer.
By Gen King
Aug 20, 2015
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

I thought most difficult part was at the bottom where the crack moves towards the right and it throws your bodyweight off. Great handholds. We used the draws. Seems to get easier past the first bolt.

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