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Routes in Kimball Canyon Crag

Black Sheep Squadon S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Ceiling Zero S,TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Dogfight T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Flying Machines S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Grey Ghost S,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Off the Radar S,TR 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Pilot Error S,TR 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Pre-Flight S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Sad Wings of Destiny S,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Shooting Star S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Sweet Dreams S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
T-33 S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Vapor Trail S,TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Alec Isabeau, Bob Merritt
Page Views: 75 total, 7/month
Shared By: Eric Berghorn on Jan 22, 2017
Admins: Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Alec Isabeau describes his and Bob Merritt's experience on the first lead ascent of this route in May 2015:

"It was full value 100+ feet of mandatory big gear and steep, helmet scraping chimney groveling. More typical of Sierra Backcountry than MSH."

The route is shaded and has a lot of runoff from above so it is naturally somewhat dirty, although much scrubbing, cleaning and loose rock removal took place prior to the FA. This route may clean up someday and be a classic for those who like the "wide" stuff. The face to the right of the crack is 5.9 but is also covered with lichen.

Location

This obvious dead vertical to overhanging Off-width Chimney with is located on the Southeast aspect of Kimball Canyon Crag just right of 2 steep unpublished bolted open projects.

Protection

Several of the Biggest Camalots #2 #3, #4's and #5s. No Bolts on the route but there is an easily accessible bolted chain anchor equipped for top roping, lowering or rappel with a 60 Meter rope. You can also walk off the back of the crag from the top of this route.

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