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Chug A Lug 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Karl K on Nov 12, 2009
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Description 

One of the best handcrack trainers in Phoenix (albeit a short one).
Start is a splitter that leans slightly right and varies from tight hands to big hands (but often pinches down or changes size quickly - so hand size does not really affect the rating). 40'
Can continue for a 'second' pitch by stepping right from the gully on top to another nice vertical crack. 50'


Location 

Right-angling handcrack (mostly vertical). Start off large slanting boulder on the east side between the north & south peaks. (near base of second rappel from the top).
Obvious chimney to its left and a gully to the right.
Its possible to squirm off right after the first 35' or continue up 'second pitch' to Notch area; From Notch, walk to climbers right and down to rappel anchors in the gully (single rope rap).


Protection 

trad rack up to a #3 camalot



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By Tim Heid
From: Scottsdale, AZ
Jan 17, 2010
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c

This route would be killer if only it was longer. Great jams all the way up, but it was over too soon.

By Tradoholic
Jan 23, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

Tricky to step into the crack for the second pitch.

By Marylee
Jan 31, 2014

The first ascent was by Chauncey (Chuck) Parker in the 70's. I followed him up it soon after.