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Yellow Peril: Free standing pillar T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Type: Trad, 40 ft
FA: Dan Olsen, Tim Olsen, Russ Lee
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Shared By: Tim Olsen on Feb 11, 2010
Admins: Bill McKirgan

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Private property, though in conservation easement. Details


Use your head in preparation for the classic crux move in the overhanging choss chimney. We'll climb it again if you lead. First ascent: Nordic Fest weekend 1977.


To reach the start, rappel into the gap between the bluff and free-standing pillar at the more southerly of the two Chimney Rocks. Return carefully from climb. A Tyrolean traverse has been used for this purpose, but is not really worth the fuss.


Original ascent involved the arduous placement of a couple small pieces and a futilely marginal piton at the crux; to bolster false confidence and prolong sense of terror.


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