Type: Trad, 250 ft (76 m), 3 pitches
FA: Hans Wehrli, Bill Briggs, Joan Griffin
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Shared By: Peter Gram on Jul 2, 2002
Admins: Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mikel Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Description Suggest change

International Chimney is a classic route that shouldn't be missed. Start on the west side of Spire Three. 

Pitch 1 (4th Class): climbs up an easy chimney between Obelisk and Spire Three. Continue this until at the base of the International Chimney. 

Pitch 2 (5.6): Climbs up the obvious chimney/gully feature. Climb the large crystals to a belay at the top of the flake. Bolted Anchor. 

Pitch 3 (5.7): From the belay traverse further right through a small "hallway" to its end and stem up to reach the step across to the obvious off-width (crux). After off-width continue up low angled slab to a bolted anchor.

Decent: 2 double rope rappels to ground. Rappel to the top of pitch 2 anchors in chimney for first rappel.

Protection Suggest change

Bring a standard rack. The first two pitches have good protection. The 3rd pitch is very thin for gear. Aliens might be useful?