Avg: 2.9 from 9 votes
|Type:||Trad, 400 ft, 3 pitches|
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|Shared By:||Chuck McQuade on Aug 31, 2010|
|Admins:||WAGbag, Mike Engle|
DescriptionThis great route provides the second easiest line to Chimney Rock's summit. You only briefly climb the actual "rappel chimney".
p1) easy 4th/5th climbing turns into awkward climbing as you near the belay ledge above a large right facing corner (2 wide cracks up the left side of the corner help identify the target ledge). Belay at the large ledge just right of a rappel station.
p2-3) the routes crux, is a nice short crack leaving the belay ledge leading to a bulge. Pull through the bulge or step right at the bulge for an easy exit. Belay at the 2-bolt anchor just 30' above or continue by stepping right into a great open book feature. Follow the open book, with great pro opportunities to its end. Move left into the belay/rappel notch. Belay here, then a short pitch leads to the summit.