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Chief Mo'o-wai (Shaking Hand) S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Chief Po-bisho-e-quasho (Iron Jacket) S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Chief Salad S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Chief Sick-ee-Gnar S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
General George Custer S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Geronimossimo S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-tekt S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Kansas City Chiefs S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Little Big Horn S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Little Chief S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Makhpiya-Luta S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Quanah - Last Comanche Warrior Chief S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Scout S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Tatanka-lyotanka S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Too Many Chiefs T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
White Buffalo S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
White Fish S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Yah-Keerah T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: N. Smith 09/14/02
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Shared By: grk10vq on Oct 24, 2009
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Description

Translated as Red Cloud, this is a hard, continuous, and sustained line up pockets and shallow edges. Difficult to read, the short and sweet Red Cloud will keep your mind and body busy. Thin and tricky to start, Makhpiya-Luta climbs up and slightly left over mis-leading holds and thin edges to a small, troublesome bulge. Pass this and exit on more comfortable ground. Climb to the left and follow the bolt line for the full value, climbing right of the bolts makes this line significantly easier.

Location

Makhpiya-Luta is the first route you encounter when approaching the Chief Wall. Its the far most right climb and the only route with so few bolts.

Protection

Draws for three or four bolts and an anchor.

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Stan Pitcher
SLC, UT
  5.9
Stan Pitcher   SLC, UT
  5.9
If you stay right of the bolt line going to the 2nd its 5.10 but that would be contrived. 3 bolts and some very sweet pockets getting to the first bolt! Aug 28, 2017
marcin ksok
Flagstaff, AZ
marcin ksok   Flagstaff, AZ
Rating surely off, more like a 5.9 Jul 22, 2016
AJP
SLC, UT
  5.9+
AJP   SLC, UT
  5.9+
Rating seems off, more like a 5.9+ or maybe 5.10, but a fun climb. Sep 20, 2014
Rob Stinogle  
 
Start is a touch spicy and thin, but the rest is fairly easy, albeit a thinker. Climbs more like a 10a. Aug 24, 2014