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Chigger Yellem 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Nicojah
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: nicojah Parco on May 4, 2015

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Chigger Yellem, 5.7 trad line at Amora Gedel


This is a shorty and goody that was put up to give beginner climbers and the children of the village an easy route to play on.

Chigger Yellem, which means No Problem in Amharic, is what most people say after climbing the slabby basalt with deep cracks and grooves.


As you walk north (right) from Cracked Wheat, you pass a section of grassy ledges below the steep cracked wall, before walking by this little slab.

The anchor hangs below a thick tree on the wall, and can be easily seen from the ground.


3 bolts.

There is a two bolt anchor with chains

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By James Garrett
May 8, 2015

How many of the local kids have Camalots and trad gear to protect? :):)...consider, is a sport crag anyway....:) look forward to climbing it, thanks Nico
By nicojah Parco
From: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
May 11, 2015

Thanks James!This route was bolted later and is now accessible to all sport climbers who come to Amora Gedel.
By K Baumgartner
Oct 3, 2016
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Trad gear up to a .75. If you have a rack, might as well lead this in true manner. Felt more like 5.5.

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