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Chimney Rock - East Face 
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Chimney Rock Rock Climbing 


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Location: 34.01677, -116.16144 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.


Climbing Season



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]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',7],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Chimney Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Chimney Rock:
The Flue   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Chimney Rock - East Face
Damper   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Chimney Rock - West Face
Pinched Rib   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Chimney Rock - West Face
Dyno in the Dark   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Chimney Rock - West Face
The Flue, Right   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Chimney Rock - East Face
Blind Ambition   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Chimney Rock - East Face
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Featured Route For Chimney Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Tom

Pinched Rib 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Chimney Rock - West Face
Not much to say about this one. A pretty fun - albeit short - route. Follow the quartz dike past 2 bolts (crux at second bolt). Belay in crack (hand size cams) and descend west down 4th class chimney.Descend by heading right and down a slabby but improbable looking crack....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Weathered tree near Chimney Rock's North Face,...
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbers and Fall Moon Atop Chimney Rock
Climbers and Fall Moon Atop Chimney Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Chimney Rock East Face
Chimney Rock East Face
Rock Climbing Photo: Chimney Rock (W. Face), Joshua Tree NP
Chimney Rock (W. Face), Joshua Tree NP
Rock Climbing Photo: Chuck Clance sending to the Space Station. Photo b...
Chuck Clance sending to the Space Station. Photo b...
Rock Climbing Photo: Space Station party. Photo by Blueblocr.
Space Station party. Photo by Blueblocr.
Rock Climbing Photo: Chimney Rock (W. Face) Joshua Tree NP
Chimney Rock (W. Face) Joshua Tree NP

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