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The Confessional 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Eric Jacobsen on May 31, 2001
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Climb the big chimney just to the left of Extreme Unction. Walk around the first big wall of the Watchtower back into the corner. You can stay out on the face or wedge yourself way into the chimney.


I top-roped this route from the top of Extreme Unction. It's a great chimney with lots of cracks and seams for trad pro as well.

Photos of The Confessional Slideshow Add Photo
Starting the lead.
Starting the lead.
Emerging from reconciliation
Emerging from reconciliation
Going through the hole is the crux.
Going through the hole is the crux.
Confessional W/o lines
BETA PHOTO: Confessional W/o lines
Just passed the crux.
Just passed the crux.
1) Extreme Unction  2) The Confessional  3)  Broken Serenity  4)  Garden of Eden  5)  Beef Jerky
BETA PHOTO: 1) Extreme Unction 2) The Confessional 3) Broke...
Not a butt shot.
Not a butt shot.
16. Confessional 5.6 and 14. Extreme Unction 5.10a in Ferguson Canyon
BETA PHOTO: 16. Confessional 5.6 and 14. Extreme Unction 5.10a...
Complete awkwardness
Complete awkwardness
Butt shot.
Butt shot.
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By Nathan Fisher
Aug 15, 2004
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b

Not a bad chimney. I went behind the chockstone. Oh, and it protects very well.

By Michael MacFadden
Sep 16, 2007

This is a great first chimney climb. Its easy and pretty fun if you haven't every done a chimney before. You can definitely TR of the extreme unction anchors, but expect a lot of rope drag. Also lowering some one on belay back behind the chock stone at the start is interesting, but not to bad.

By Donovan
From: West Jordan, Utah
Apr 5, 2011

This is a great chimney climb with great protection and awesome views from above. Very Awkward start. Protect it as best you can before you start climbing.

By Hendo
From: Denver, CO
Jun 10, 2013
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b

I had a blast on this chimney. And that's coming from a a non-chimney lover. Give it a go! It's pretty easy.