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9. Chimney Buttress
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Abyss, The T,TR 
Boy Howdy T,TR 
Bushmaster T,TR 
Horizontal Tango, The T,TR 
In and Out T,TR 
Jugs of Whine AKA Magic Carpet Ride TR 
Poika TR 
Roofs T,TR 
Seduction and Rejection TR 
X T,TR 
Y TR 
Z T,TR 
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Poika 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  TR
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
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Submitted By: Doug Lintz on Oct 26, 2006

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Bad beta at the crux.

Description 

A face climb going straight up the center of Chimney Buttress's large roof. Subdue the roof with a tricky sequence, continue up on slightly easier terrain.

Location 

Begins about 15 feet right of the route Roofs.

Protection 

Standard Blue Mounds toprope


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By Doug Lintz
From: Kearney, NE
Oct 26, 2006

Another excellent and often overlooked route at Blue Mounds. Due to low traffic the section above the roof can be dirty and lichen covered. If you don't care about an onsight you may want to rappel and clean. Poika means "little boy" in Swedish.
By travis lang
From: alexandria,mn
May 31, 2016

Pronounced Poi-Ka-(Finnish for boy) this route might be more aptly named "Dirty Little Poika" due to the amount of lichen found on the upper section of the climb above the roof. Don't let this deter you though last weekend this climb was cleaned up and sent by four different climbers. We all agreed that this was a very sequential and challenging climb and definitely worth a try if you find yourself at blue mounds looking for a challenge.

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