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Belgian Chongo T 
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Feets Don't Fail Me Now T 
London Calling T 
Moment's Notice T 
My Idea of Fun S 
Nuts are for Men Without Balls T 
Pope's Crack T 
Pope's Crack, Direct Finish T 
Primal Scream T 
Raked over the Coles T 
Roof, the T 
Rule Britannia T 
Sole Fusion S 
Sonic and the Hot Dog Water S 
Street Sweeper S 
Swept Away T 
T.S. Special T 
Tucker-Powell T 

Belgian Chongo 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a R

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a R [details]
FA: Richard Tucker and Rondo Powell, December 1987
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Submitted By: C Miller on Feb 26, 2013

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BETA PHOTO: Belgian Chongo (5.10a R), Joshua Tree NP


Starts by tunneling under a enormous boulder (see location) and then climbs a generic slab past a solitary bolt to a healthy runout as the angle eases to a horizontal (medium gear possible here) then romp up the slabby apron above to the top of the finishing block of Pope's Crack. Gear belay and wander down to the communal rap anchor in the area.

Location & Approach 

Approach as for Pope's Crack but continue on until reaching an enormous boulder which appears to block passage; tunnel under it and then make your way to the top of the boulder to reach the start of the route. The Tucker-Powell is just to the left of this route.


1 bolt (1/4"), gear to 3"

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