REI Community
Undertow Wall
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Ale-8-One S 
Burlier's Bane S 
Chainsaw Massacre S 
Convicted S 
Crime Time S 
Flux Capacitor S 
Harvest S 
High Hard One (aka Subman), The S 
Hoofmaker S 
Kick Me In The Jimmie S 
Leave it to Beavis S 
Low Easy One, The S 
Resurrection S 
Rocket Dog S 
Sauce, The S 
Scrambled Porn S 
Skin Boat S 
Snapper S 
Stabbed in the Back T 
Stella S 
Team Wilson S 
Tuna Town S 
Verdict, The S 

Chainsaw Massacre 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60', Grade V
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
Page Views: 7,324
Submitted By: seth hamel on May 1, 2008  with updates from MilesC

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (70)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Chris on chainsaw

Private Property MORE INFO >>>


It's often said about this route... "I've never been kicked off by holds that big"... Very true, everything is good.. there is a crux, it's not much harder than the rest of the moves on the route, just straight up enduro climbing. Fight the pump past the crux on huge holds. It's about a 15 degree overhanging.


Right side of the Load. Start on top of a small boulder, look for the line of people.



Photos of Chainsaw Massacre Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Dan Apostoli on route. Fall 2009. mattkuehlphoto.c...
Dan Apostoli on route. Fall 2009. mattkuehlphoto.c...
Rock Climbing Photo: Zak Romuald on route, Dan Apostoli on belay. Fall ...
BETA PHOTO: Zak Romuald on route, Dan Apostoli on belay. Fall ...
Rock Climbing Photo: lily... chainsaw
lily... chainsaw
Rock Climbing Photo: lily on chainsaw
lily on chainsaw

Comments on Chainsaw Massacre Add Comment
Show which comments
By yevquest
From: Southeast,US
Sep 7, 2009

One of my least favorite routes at the 'Lode (not load) which is sad considering how many times I've climbed it.
By Matt Kuehl
From: Las Vegas
May 28, 2011

This route is actually called "Chainsaw Massacre" in the Ray Ellington guidebook.
By Blake Cash
From: Chattanooga, TN
Feb 12, 2013

yep. chainsaw massacre. quite boring as well.
By Woodchuck ATC
Feb 12, 2013

by 15 degrees, I'm assuming you mean past vertical 90, thus a 105 degree angle climb. Actually thought it was more like 110 or 115, as most that wall seems...
By Dustin Stephens
Feb 15, 2014

Yep, angle on this one is about 30 degrees past vertical, as it is for most of the Undertow, except for the steeper routes on the left end.
By Dom R
From: Estes Park, Colorado
Mar 22, 2015

The lower offs on this need to be replaced pretty bad. They aren't equalized and the carabiner taking the load has a real deep groove.
By James Cranston
From: Boulder, CO
Jan 1, 2016

All the moves are there, but I kept whipping at the chains on seemingly bad anchor clipping holds. That's a fun ride take...

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About