Chockstone (The Chimney)
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Routes in Flathead
|Chockstone (The Chimney) T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Type:||Trad, 60 ft|
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|Shared By:||Darshan Ahluwalia on Oct 15, 2013|
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Dirt road winter closures Details
Eldorado National Forest closes dirt roads during wet conditions between November and May. The main office number 530-622-5061 might help you get current conditions, which aren't always updated on the website. fs.usda.gov/detail/eldorado… When the road is closed, simply park on a pullout of Wrights Lake Road and walk the extra mile.
DescriptionThe route ascends the obvious chimney splitting the two tiers of the east face of the Flathead. The route has two sections: the first tier, a proper deep chimney, and the second tier, the chockstone.
The actual chimneying on this route is easier than the crux, surmounting the chockstone (5.6).
This is an adventuresome and easy route to the top.
LocationThis is the obvious chimney on the east face of the Flathead. The Flathead is the formation to the north of Upper Spire.
The approach to the start of the route is straight forward: simply find your way up the slope to the base of the chimney.
The descent is easy. Walk off the north side of the formation. Hang a left and find your way down between Lost John and Flathead.