The Potato Chip
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Routes in Lonely Challenge Area
|Broken Dreams T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R|
|Eddy of Life T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Eternal Flow S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Gnawing on the Rind T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Lone Man Running T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Notch Arête, The T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Potato Chip, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Rubbing it Raw S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Slab, The T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Watermelon Tetris S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Zen and the Art T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Type:||Trad, 90 ft|
|FA:||Brent Barghahn 4/2017|
|Page Views:||357 total, 49/month|
|Shared By:||Brent Barghahn on Apr 18, 2017|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
DescriptionThe Potato Chip is a wild thin flake perched up the gully from Hollow Man. Novel macro laybacking and crispy thin jugs make this route a neat little adventure. Just don’t pull too hard on this chip!
Starting at a belay bolt, head up a short broken finger crack. Once you reach the flake, pull around the left side to a bolt. Punch it straight up the flake to a wide hands piece, then two more bolts higher up the flake. A wild hand traverse at the top leads to two bolts and chains.
LocationHead up the right side of the talus field as for Lonely Challenge proper. Just before the gully pinches down, traverse left across the talus to ledge systems below the obvious stance. Scramble up to a belay bolt at a nice exposed perch.