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West Chimney 

The Splinter 


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Submitted By: Trevor Bowman on May 4, 2008
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The Splinter, with the West Chimney route visible ...

Description 

This slender, semi-detached tower of Bighorn Dolomite is tucked inconspicuously against the neighboring cliff, and only really stands out as you near it on the Beef Trail. Although the notch separating the summit pinnacle is only about 25', this tower provides a fun moderate outing on good rock and a cool summit.


Getting There 

Approach outlined in area overview.


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Featured Route For The Splinter
The old man on the summit of the Splinter, with Shell Canyon Spire in the background.

West Chimney 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c PG13  WY : Shell Canyon : ... : The Splinter
P1-The tight chimney of good rock on the down-canyon side of the spire. Wriggle up this past 4-5 chockstones (bring several double or triple-length runners). From the top of the chimney, hike up a short slope of dirt and talus--be extremely careful of loose rocks here!--and sling a giant chockstone in the notch between the summit pinnacle and the cliff behind for an anchor. P2--Pull above the anchor chockstone and up a leaning crack on the summit pinnacle; step left onto the featured s...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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