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West Face Standard

5.5, Trad, 500 ft (152 m), 3 pitches, Grade II,  Avg: 2.1 from 14 votes
FA: John Carey, Mart Chamberlain, Fred Thieme, Byron Ward
Idaho > N Idaho > Chimney Rock > W Face/Chimney Rock

Description

The original route to the summit, and still the most popular.

Protection

Standard rack, doubles of camalot .5-2 are helpful.

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First pitch
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Standard route. Pitch 1.  Belay ledge is noted with red arrow.  Gear anchor.  The living bush is just below the belay ledge and would make an okay belay ledge as well.  Blue tat and old piton just to left of belay ledge Aug 2020
[Hide Photo] Standard route. Pitch 1. Belay ledge is noted with red arrow. Gear anchor. The living bush is just below the belay ledge and would make an okay belay ledge as well. Blue tat and old piton just…

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Eric Williams
Coeur d'Alene, ID
  5.5
[Hide Comment] This is an excellent route! Mind you, the climbing isn't particularly thought provoking or interesting. In fact, the climbing can be fairly "meh". Where this route shines is the position, exposure and views; all at a very easy grade. This is a great route for anyone just getting into leading or just wants a fun and easy romp in the mountains! May 15, 2018