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Square Ledge (Pinkham Notch)
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The Chimney 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Brooks Dodge
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Submitted By: James Otey on Jun 5, 2007

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Right of Thriller Arete, One will find an obvious chimney that slowly constricts all the way to the top. Scramble up to the base where face holds and a handcrack on the left provide easy climbing to the 5.5 crux near the top. Though slightly slabby in nature, The Chimney will bestow you with a hefty payload of positive feet and hands. Makes for a great first trad lead- will take pretty much any protection all the way to the top.


The obvious chimney system in the upper right portion of the crag.


Medium to large cams and nuts- standard rack.

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Lowering off The Chimney
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The Chimney, Square Ledge, NH.
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By T. Moon
Jun 9, 2007

Fun little climb. A great beginners lead.
By Jeffrey.LeCours
From: New Hampshire
May 20, 2012
rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

Fun! Very easy til the top of the route. Easily protected exit.
By Russ Keane
May 28, 2014

Very easy. I would even put this at 5.2 or 5.3. Kind of a letdown in that sense, but an interesting rock feature and worth doing if you are there.
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