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Shared By: C Miller on Oct 16, 2007
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Description

This is the "backside" and less popular side of Chimney Rock; it gets morning sun and afternoon shade and has a handful of routes from 5.8 to 5.12c despite it's large size. Recommended routes on this side include The Flue (5.8) a classic face to slanting hand crack, Blind Ambition (5.11a) a technical and balancy face that requires some additional gear and Camouflage (5.12c) a highly technical face that sees little action despite it's easily accessible location.

Safety Warning: The descent route down the "chimney" that splits the formation is filled with huge blocks and debris from a massive rockfall in the summer of 1994 when the route Loose Lips (5.11a) collapsed. While still possible to downclimb the chimney it's best avoid this route to avoid any multi-ton blocks shifting as you weight them.

Getting There

Approach from points within the Campground or park in the day use parking lot beneath Intersection Rock and walk east to the visible formation and then circle around the left side of the formation to reach the east face.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Chimney Rock - East Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 146
The Flue
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
 17
The Flue, Right
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 33
Blind Ambition
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Flue
 146
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Flue, Right
 17
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Trad
Blind Ambition
 33
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
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