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Shared By: Steve Levin on Aug 31, 2001
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Candlestick takes the straight-in chimney left and below of the Parabolic Slabs overhanging underbelly.

This is another of the 5.7 wide cracks where technique greatly aids in enjoyment and success. The climbing is sustained and the protection is reasonable. By now you should know how to decide which side of our body you want in a given crack, but consider also that often you will need to switch sides mid-way up some wide crack. Having your gear on a gear sling greatly aids in this type of maneuvering. Also, it is often necessary to move around in a wide crack or chimney to best utilize the size and orientation of the crack. Often the more shallow you are the easier the climbing, but this proves counter-intuituve to the leader (who often wants to get as deeply wedged as possible).

In this case, you do a bit of caving to get in deep enough at the top (for a real caving experience try TM Chimney over at the Main Area- a very unique and brilliant chimney climb).

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Big Stuff. Include a few stoppers for the top.