Chimney Rock Rock Climbing
Chimney Rock with The Wall over to the left in the...
Chimney Rock, located right in HVCG, has a few nice routes - Pinched Rib
(5.10b), a short bolted dike, The Flue
, an oft overlooked fun 5.8 handcrack, and West Face Overhang (5.7) are the most popular. Damper
(5.9), just left of Pinched Rib
, is a good wide crack to practice your fist jamming/offwidth technique. Safety Warning
: The descent route down the "chimney" that splits the formation is filled with huge blocks and debris from a massive rockfall in the summer of 1994 when the route Loose Lips (5.11a) collapsed. While still possible to downclimb the chimney it's best avoid this route to avoid any multi-ton blocks shifting as you weight them.
The new road into HVCG passes directly by the south face of Chimney Rock. The quartz dike is Pinched Rib. If that isn't enough direction, find Intersection Rock and walk NE.
Weather station 10.0 miles from here
13 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Chimney Rock
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