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Church Bowl Chimney 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b

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Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Nov 29, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: The start of Church Bowl Chimney.
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This follows the obvious chimney to the right of "Church Bowl Tree".
Make slippery moves into the main chimney. Exciting climbing leads up this chimney to The Church Bowl Terrace.
Rappel off.


Head right at the toe of the cliff. The route is obvious.


Pro to 3".

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By caughtinside
From: Oakland CA
Dec 8, 2006

The supertopo guide calls this 5.6 I think. Surprisingly enjoyable for such an easy grade, keeps you thinking, takes good pro without needing huge cams.

By Rob Dillon
Jan 2, 2007

Fight grade creep!
5.6 if you know what you're doing, but in no way a gimme.

By M.Morley
From: Sacramento, CA
Jun 15, 2007

There is a bolted anchor/rap about 30' to the right of the top of the route. From there, it is one 50' rap to the ground.

By Osprey
From: ...
Dec 31, 2009

I find a #5 friend comes in handy as well as a few long slings. You can rap off the chains for Churchbowl Terrace with a single rope.

FA: unknown, by 1950s

By Bonesaw
From: CA
Feb 10, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b

Great chimney for practicing technique, although certain features allow one to not depend solely on chimney technique (hence the easier grade). Enjoyable and you can't beat the 30 sec approach. Took nothing bigger than a #3.5 Camalot and that was good... protects farily well.