Type: Trad, 4 pitches, Grade II
FA: unknown
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Shared By: sfotex on Oct 28, 2007
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Access Issue: Private Property now at the entrance to Bells Canyon. Details


Dirty chimney and offwidth. This is the obvious corner system that goes under the large roof on the left side. If you like the great chockstone on Crescent buttress this might be the route for you. Still, not a 'bad' route if you know what you're getting into.


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Craig Martin
Craig Martin  
Four pitches of chimneys and offwidths, what's not to like? Probably not worth a trip to Bells, but a worthwhile outing if in the area. Oct 29, 2007
Brian in SLC
Sandy, Utah
Brian in SLC   Sandy, Utah
Great route, especially for the grade. Worthy of a trip into Bells by itself, IMHO. Oct 29, 2007
Salt Lake City, UT
triznuty   Salt Lake City, UT
I agree with Brian... It's worth the trip by itself... Just make sure you tail your pack. Or better yet, don't take a pack at all. The final pitch--coming out the roof has sweet exposure and moves! Oct 29, 2007
Pinetop, AZ
TobinPetty   Pinetop, AZ
Did this route a few years ago and despite the offwidth nature of the route I had a great time. Excellent positions and exposure on the final pitch. I dropped my helmet at the top and watched it roll into the abyss so if you find a red Edelrid consider it a gift. I also thought this climb was a great experience- get on it! Oct 29, 2007
CodyE   Utah
Found your helmet at the top of the second pitch! I would offer to return it, but my partner has it and I couldn't tell you where she is now! Oct 31, 2007
Pinetop, AZ
TobinPetty   Pinetop, AZ
Outstanding! I hope she can use it, I thought the forces of that fall would have rendered it useless. Thanks for the update, climb safe~ Oct 31, 2007
Smog Lake City, Utah
Arie   Smog Lake City, Utah
Given sfotex’s description, I now know to avoid the Great Chokestone. Pitch two was a bit tight for my jeans- clearly it wasn’t designed for an inflexible lank like me. Pitch three was surprisingly decent and pitch four started off fantastic (wow, the roof!) but quickly devolved into the expected grovel. Despite the heft, a #4 C2 was well appreciated, especially at the roof. Mostly worth the hike. Aug 22, 2011
Tony Litke
La Crosse, Wisconsin
  5.8+ PG13
Tony Litke   La Crosse, Wisconsin
  5.8+ PG13
Maybe it was bad luck, but this climb ended up being one of those Epic's that you'll never forget. One filled with falling boulders, night-descents with dead batteries and one working head light for 3 people, and empty water jugs. 16 hours after hiking up we got back to the car. For this reason, I give the 5.8 rating... Ha! Unforgettable! Mar 4, 2015