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


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.


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


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.