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Routes in Parachute Rock

5.9 Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
A2 Route T A2
Alcove 5.9 Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
B'ing There T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Benz Climb T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Burgers T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Caped One, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Fogg Spire S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Grunt, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Illegal Smile T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lost Cord T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Miss Bliss T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
No Chute aka Rip Cord T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Not Quite Jake T,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Pete and Benz T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Slip Slidin' Away T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Texas DJ T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
True Religon T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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Type: Trad
FA: Tom E. & Tom A., 1981
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Shared By: Darin Lang on Jun 4, 2004
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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The Grunt is number 2 in the diagram below. It's only a "Grunt" for a couple of body lengths, with the rest being a pleasant hand-ish dihedral crack. Ascend the obvious right-leaning OW on the left side of the alcove, between "5.9 Route" and "Alcove 5.9 Route". Either start at the bottom of the OW or undercling a flake to gain access. Either way, the crux is the first couple of bodylengths above the flake. Continue up the dihedral to the same anchor as the 5.9 routes to the left and right.


Camalots #1-5 (including #4.5) will sew it up. The top section would also take some stoppers or hexes if you're so inclined.


Dan Battin
Dan Battin  
Interesting climb. Truly a grunt at the begining. I chiped a tooth clenching my jaw on this climb. Every time my toung feels that rough spot on my tooth I remember that climb. Oct 27, 2004
I never got to climb this, because when I was belaying Dan this huge rock moved on him and freaked the living crap out of me. So, he cleaned his gear on rap. Nov 8, 2007
Tom A.
Co. Springs
Tom A.   Co. Springs
The first ascent of this one was in 1981, thought it was 5.8 maybe 5.8d. Lead by myself with Tom E. seconding. A great starter for awful width leaders. Jan 29, 2008
England   ?
Maybe I fit into this crack just right, but I thought that the first few moves might go 5.8. After the initial moves the climb gets much easier. Aug 24, 2009

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