Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: Mike McEwen, Dave Baker, 1971
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Shared By: Anonymous Climber on Dec 31, 2001
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland

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Access Issue: Potentially unavailable to climbing February through July if raptors are breeding here. Details

Description

Chiboni is a wonderfully challenging pitch of slab climbing at the base of Rappel Rock. You can use this as a starting pitch for any of the lines that head for the tree ledge where the Standard Route/Black Quacker end their first pitches. Start a bit left of the toe of the buttress, move up and around the right end of a low roof and then up the undulating face above. As I said above, there are some good stretches between bolts and you'll have to keep your head about you. A Rap Rock classic!!

Apparently a Chiboni is a sort of Russian bagpipe also called a Gudastviri. Not sure if that's where the name came from, just what a web search turned up. The gudastviri is a droneless, double-chantered, horn-belled bagpipe played in Georgia. The term comes from the words guda (bag) and stviri (whistling). In some regions, the instrument is called the chiboni, stviri, or tulumi.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiboni

Maybe one of the older Tucson climbers could confirm or deny this is where the name came from?

Protection

Chiboni is bolted (and there used to be a fixed pin), but hardly a sport route. Some good stretches of slab paddling are required between clips.

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