All Locations > International > North America > Canada > Alberta > Bow Valley > Yamnuska > 1. The West End
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|Type:||Trad, 900 ft, 7 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||D. Vockeroth and B. King June 1964|
|Page Views:||154 total · 1/month|
|Shared By:||Brad Warne on Feb 12, 2007|
|Admins:||Dave Rone, Tom Gnyra|
DescriptionKings Chimney is another good beginners route, though parts are becoming a little polished.
Start: The chimney can be accessed by climbing either the first few pitches of Easy Street or Unnamed. Some belays are bolted, and you will need a standard rack with maybe some gear to 4" depending on comfort level.
P1-P3: Either climb the first two pitches of Easy Street or the first three pitches of Unnamed. Belay at the base of the chimney on a ledge with two bolts, (second belay for Easy Street).
P4: Step right into the chimney. Climb the chimney past a piton and a bolt. Belay on a ledge with a large block on the left of the chimney, two bolts. 5.6, 50m
P5: Climb past a steep section to where two options present themselves. Either continue up the chimney to where it ends with a four bolt belay or, climb shattered rock up and left out of the chimney to a ledge and the same belay. The second option is a little more run-out. 5.5, 30m
P6: From the belay traverse left past a pin and further a two bolt belay for "Direct Mail". Climb up and left past a steep bulge and continue traversing passing four pitons. Climb down and left past another pin to the large ledge (BBQ Ledge) and a two bolt belay. 5.5, 25m
P7: Finish as per one of the "West End Finishes".
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