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.
Approach outlined in area overview.
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West Chimney 5.8 PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 135 feet
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West Chimney 5.8 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