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Big Mac Chimney 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a R

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 25'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a R [details]
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Submitted By: GregH on Feb 21, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: The BIG crack Photo by Adam Stackhouse

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From California Night, head directly towards the crack, scramble through some bushes and start the crack from the left side. Climb on top of a flake/block that sits in the crack. Once on top of the block, down climb into the crack. Start Chimneying. Notice that the crack does not look that tall from outside. Inside however, you see that the rock goes into the ground and it is a long drop.

Unless you want to protect this with a Big Bro, this climb is most easily just soloed. Once you are in it, is quite secure. The chimney is the perfect size to jam your knee and take a rest anytime.


This is the large crack right next California Night. You can see it from the road.
Down climb left off the boulder.



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By GregH
From: San Diego, CA
Mar 1, 2009

I put a route name, simply because it looked nicer. If anyone knows the real name just let me know. It is not in the SD guidebook.
By Adam Stackhouse
Mar 1, 2009

No recorded name that I can find, although some of the old(er) timers might have something. BTW, photo credit goes to someone doesn't it?
By GregH
From: San Diego, CA
Jun 2, 2009

sorry Adam didn't mean to short change you there. Route Photo by Adam Stackhouse
By G.McCay
From: Galloway, NJ
May 9, 2011

Name that I got, being brought up at Woodson since '81, was "Big Mac."
By atp
From: Clairemont Mesa, CA
Feb 20, 2012

If that is "Big Mac" 5.8 from Brueckners 1987's guide then something is mixed up, it shows BM closer to Long's Crack by Seminar wall and a lie back...?
By GregH
From: San Diego, CA
Feb 27, 2012

atp- totally agreed, if Brueckners guide is accurate this is definitely NOT Big Mac. BIg Mac would be a few more boulders over, its an even bigger chimney.
By atp
From: Clairemont Mesa, CA
Feb 28, 2012

If you think big mac is just more east of cali night then #20-big mac- seems it could be to high up the mountain for all i can to be phantom :) via the brueckner guide big mac would be closer to longs right. looking at the distancing of the numbers its hard to be accurate on just how far from each boulder the different climbs are...but big mac is definitely not near cali night, and if its a chim then the description should not be lie back..

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