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West Tower - Southwest Face
Avg: 3 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 120 ft|
|FA:||K. Karlstrom & S. Baxter (1970s)|
|Page Views:||118 total, 16/month|
|Shared By:||Derek Field on May 13, 2017|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionThe 4-5 inch wide crack splitting the southwest face of Chimney Rock is an old-school blue-collar thrutch and a great example of 5.9 offwidth from the 1970s.
The most direct line from the ground climbs a chossy stembox to reach the first major ledge. Walk to the back of the ledge and enter the chimney - you have the option of taking a finger crack (left) or heaving over a large chockstone in the chimney (right). You can get a #3 cam below the first roof before things get wide. Longsleeves and tenacity highly recommended.
Just below the summit there are many options for a gear belay. Rappel (70m rope) from chains down southwest face.