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5.10a, Trad, 30 ft (9 m),  Avg: 2.5 from 2 votes
FA: Jack Hebert & Aaron Ladner
Colorado > Buena Vista > River Chamber


This ascends a diagonal crack system that works its way into a small chimney. There are very poor feet to the left which makes for some creative footwork. The crux is about 20 feet up pulling into the final chimney section. The moves are fairly burly and make you feel like you are wrestling a bear. This route is harder than it looks. There is some loose rock, but with some more traffic, this could be a really sweet climb.


It is to the immediate left of the trail as you head toward the main River Chamber area about halfway between parking and the actual chamber.


Some hand-sized gear at the bottom and a #0.3 Camalot to protect the crux. Build a gear anchor to belay a second, and then walk off to climber's right back toward the trail.

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A photo taken just left of the trail.
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Jack Leon
Salida, CO
[Hide Comment] There's a good tree for an anchor further up from the topout. Or you can pull off a boulder like I did. Oops. 5 days ago