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Routes in Chimney Rock

Chimney Route T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Frances' Secret Handshake S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Learning Curve, The S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Mantelpiece T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Ukrainian Challenge, The T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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Description

This amazing granite spire rises proudly above Elk Falls. The 40 meter Chimney Route is the easiest way to the summit.

The sport climbs here provide a fantastic alternative to lugging in the trad rack, and the six mile approach will make you think twice about your decision for sure.

Getting There

Make your way to the Elk Falls Pond cabin on North Elk Creek. If you take the Bugling Elk Trail, the walk is pretty flat. It can be ridden by mountain bike fairly easily.

The Marmot Pass and Scout Line trails cross over the ridge above depositing you at the cabin as well. They're harder but worth hiking to check out the terrain.

From the cabin head uphill on the Lion's Back Trail. After you go up the hill a bit, take a left on the Chimney Rock Trail. A very pleasant stroll for a mile and bit more takes you to the Elk Falls Trail which drops to the base of the spire on it's way to Elk Falls. A short scramble through trees on the North side gets you to the the rock, the two established sport climbs, and the Chimney Route.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Chimney Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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The Ukrainian Challenge
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 8
Frances' Secret Handshake
Sport 2 pitches
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 7
The Learning Curve
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Ukrainian Challenge
 6
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Frances' Secret Handshake
 8
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport 2 pitches
The Learning Curve
 7
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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