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Chimney Route T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Frances' Secret Handshake S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Learning Curve, The S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Ukrainian Challenge , The T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Type: Trad, 90 ft
FA: Kevin Capps, Kirk Miller, Jake Burgart
Page Views: 310 total, 83/month
Shared By: Kevin Capps on Aug 4, 2017
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Falcon Closures Details


This is the incredible splitter and stem corner on the north side of Chimney Rock. A mellow start leads to a ledge, where you can rest up, before pulling on some of the best crack climbing in the park. Aside from a good rest about halfway, this route is mostly sustained, and includes finger locks, ring locks, a couple of hand jams, and a punch-it-to-the-chains type of finish.

It is worthy of the hike!


This is the obvious splitter crack and corner on the north side of the formation, right off the main trail.


A double rack of cams from tips to fists and a 2-bolt anchor.