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BB Route T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Birch T,TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Boston T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
CC Route T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Charie TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a X
Clover T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Crimson Corner T 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
Crowberry Ridge T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R
DD Route T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Das Wiggles T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a PG13
Dirty Chimney T 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c
Eyesore T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Fitschen's Folly T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c X
Flake, The T,TR 5.1 2 6 II 7 MD 2a PG13
Freebie TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Harvard T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Hudson's Boulder Problem, aka Trashcan Overhang T,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Jacob's Ladder T,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Junior T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Ken's Crack T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Laurel T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Low Exposure T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Mitty Mouse T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
No-Pro T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Phoebe T,TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R
Rhododendron T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Shitty Mitty T,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Squiggles T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Squiggles Direct T,TR 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Star Route, The T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Susie A T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Trapped Like a Rat T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Uberfall Descent T Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c
Unknown aka Ken and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance TR 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Walter Mitty T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Wriggles T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Yale T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
You're Probably Off Route T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: FRA Krist Raubenheimer
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Shared By: John Peterson on Aug 8, 2009
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Description

In spite of its name, this is a completely reasonable climb to introduce kids or the timid to climbing. Any competent climber can solo this route without much of a problem. It can be used to get down from adjacent climbs or to set top ropes on them, and it's also a good location for mock leading.

Climb the chimney right of Horseman and just left of Laurel. There are rappel bolts on top of Laurel.

Major tree-fall removed a huge tree from this route in 2010.

Protection

Standard Gunks rack

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kenr
 
kenr  
 
I still like it two years later (after not climbing it at all in the 2012 season because of a warning sign).

I guess that a few feet below the top of the lower "chimney" section, most people exit to the right to the bolt anchors for Laurel. It's a little harder to continue directly those last few feet to the top of the lower section.

The upper section is indeed dirtier -- and has a tricky exit move at the top of the whole climb -- might be 5.2 May 28, 2013
kenr
 
kenr  
 
I think Dirty Chimney offers about the best 50 feet of readily accessible 5.0-5.1 climbing I've seen in the Northeast US. At most climbing areas, the easy routes are slabs. Leave it to the Gunks to offer one with interesting holds. It's fun to look for the "hidden" holds that make it only 5.0-5.1 (and avoid using actual chimney techniques).
Yes there is some dirt around (more if you go beyond the ledge on top of Laurel, all the way to the top of the gully, which I don't recommend) but most of the footholds and handholds are usually fairly clean (? except after a big rainstorm ?).

So if you just don't like climbing in enclosed spaces - or easy climbs - or short climbs - then of course don't do it (but then please don't whine about it).

If you are looking for interesting 5.0-5.1, perhaps intrigued by climbing in a 3-dimensional space, well here it is. Aug 26, 2011