Elevation: 2,783 ft
GPS: 60.819, -137.492 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Charles Kalinsky on Nov 5, 2019
Admins: Braden Batsford

Description

Chunder Canyon is located almost halfway between two large moraines, the first has many shrubs on upper moraine and second mostly rock. It is a recessed canyon with the most sustained vertical rock.
Be very careful climbing in this canyon. There is significant rock fall hazards. Please be aware of other climbing parties. There is a fixed rope on the left side of the canyon to help with the steep approach. The multi pitch climbing is amazing, but the approach pitches are significantly dirty with an alpine feel. Be careful with the freeze thaw cycle as this will dislodge rocks, especially in the off-width climbs.
This is multi pitch climbing. There are many ledges along the way: Sacraledge, the Tip and Juniper Ledge. Fourthplay is the approach pitch to Sacraledge. You can access Torsion, Prince Albert and Reach Around from Sacraledge. You will reach the Tip via Prince Albert and Reach Around. From the Tip you can climb Awesome Sauce and Vitamin D. Vitamin D and Awesome Sauce via Walk of Shame brings you to Juniper Ledge. You can climb Nature's Pocket, Constant Climax and Pull Down Not Out from here, Juniper Ledge. The order of the climbs will be from the ground up.
Note: Cell service is extremely spotty in the canyon. Have an alternative means to communication (i.e. InReach, Sat phone, check-in plan w/ friend, two-way radio, etc.) if you are planning to spend the day up in this dreamy crag.

Getting There

Use main parking area for Paint Mt. Head west past a rundown trailer around a gate. Soon you will pass a cabin on the left, please be respectful of their land. Follow this trail for 20 minutes, it becomes faint at times. As you're hiking, keep the recessed canyon in view. You will come to a small break in the forest (new Aspen), and will be below the canyon. Hike straight up from here, initially through trees then on rocks. Scramble to the base of the canyon and look on the left side for a fixed rope. Use the rope to ascend the steep gully. You made it!

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5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Chunder Gully
Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
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Chunder Gully
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5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Alpine 4 pitches
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