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use anchor of Chips Ahoy, just left of the route
route starts at the right end of the wall
By Ron Graham
Dec 21, 2009
rating: 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
This route at the far righthand side of the Tuna & Chips wall and leads up an anchor on the wall just west of the front of the alcove forming The Oasis. It's easier in my opinion than Chips & Salsa, which is rated at 5.3. It is highly featured and offers lots of protection opportunities, and would be a good route for a beginning trad leader. However, some of the rock is soft and friable, so care should be taken on gear placements, especially cams. The route contains numerous and well distributed spots for solid nut placements. The route can be rapped with one 60 meter rope.
By micah richard
From: Litchfield, Connecticut
Apr 10, 2014
This has the softest rock i have ever climbed on. Tri cams and larger wires are the best bet . The last traverse moves to the anchor are a bit scary for the grade.