Chuting Gallery Rock Climbing
|GPS:||39.77, -105.749 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
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This small, narrow canyon is located on the far right (East) side of The Halidome. The main wall is east-facing and is obvious from all of the routes on Ra. This gully sheds lots of debris from who knows how far up the hillside and funnels it into the chute. In the few years we've been going up this little canyon, it has continually changed, collecting and depositing rocks and logs of all sizes each spring. It seems safe in the summer, but it might be best to avoid hanging around down low if parties are on the higher walls. The sun/shade exposure is a nice complement to Ra, providing a welcome option depending on the weather, wind, and temps. It goes into the shade around 1-2pm in the summer time.
Follow the same trail as for Ra, but turn left about 3/4 of the way to Ra. The very lowest flanks of the Ra massif touch down in a boulderfield (still a few hundred feet from the routes on Ra), and the trail to Ra skirts these lower flanks. At this point in the boulderfield, you'll spot a big, blonde boulder above as a first landmark. About 200' above this boulder is another obvious, big boulder near some trees. The trail to Ra continues straight above this second boulder, whereas the Halidome/Catwalk trail cuts left just below it, then follows cairns for a short distance across the hillside into a gully. Continue straight up the steep, loose gully at the point where the Catwalk heads left (at the 6' tall pointed tree stump). The top end of the canyon is nearly closed off by a giant chockstone.
Classic Climbing Routes at Chuting Gallery
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