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Elevation: 6,000 ft 1,829 m
GPS: 39.93129, -105.28757
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Shared By: George Bell on Apr 16, 2002
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This well named giant flake is perched high on the West Ridge below Shirttail Peak. It is most obvious from the west, look for it on the skyline on your next hike up to the Rincon area. Although it appears there is no easy way to the top, it is in reality a prow of rock that thrusts westward from the ridge-crest and you can easily scramble up (or off) it from the ridge. On the south face is the classic bolted line "French Fry (12b)", and on the west side is the convoluted "Regular Route (10c)". It is quite a hike to this rock, and it is rarely visited.

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Take the Rincon Trail past the Rincon Wall, and climb up the gully toward Shirttail Peak. Veer off to the southeast, watching for the namesake spire. Don't forget to bring bean dip!

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Classic Climbing Routes at West Ridge - part F - The Potato Chip

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 4
Eye of the Potato
Trad, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 15
Potato Chip Route (Regular Route)
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 6
French Fry
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Eye of the Potato
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad, TR
Potato Chip Route (Regular…
 15
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad
French Fry
 6
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad, Sport
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