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Routes in West Ridge - part F - The Potato Chip

Chives T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Don't Peel T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Eye of the Potato T,TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
French Fry T,S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Ground Control T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Hypothermia T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Idaho Express T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Mountain Jam T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mr. Potato Head S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Petite Giraffe T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Poor Man's Wendego T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Potato Chip Route (Regular Route) T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Ruffles Have Ridges T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sour Cream T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Treetop Flyer T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Bruce Miller and Kent McClannan, 2009
Page Views: 59 total, 1/month
Shared By: Jay Eggleston on Apr 28, 2011
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Mess up the opening moves on this one and you will understand the route's name. Climb up into the roof and layback a fingertips seem to get onto the face above. This is the crux and a few moves will bring you to easier rock. Continue up the easier crack above to the big ledge below the south face of the Potato Chip. The pro at the crux is a bit sparse.

Location

This is on the left side of the buttress located below and to the southwest of the Potato Chip. The climb goes over a roof behind a big pine tree next to the rock just right of a large, dead tree. Rap west 60' from a tree on the west end of the big ledge at the top.

Protection

SR. Thin gear for the start including micro cams and Ballnuts.

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Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
You can get a gray C4 in under the flake at the roof, then a AWESOME #0 or a #00 (if forget, but it was PERFECT) Mastercam in the crack about 2.5 feet higher over the roof before pulling onto those nasty little feet. The bulging formation below will still break your legs if you fall much after that, so make sure you have a heavy and ready belayer. May 28, 2011