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Chris's Climb 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c R

Type:  Trad, TR
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c R [details]
FA: Chris Maul-Smitch circa 1971
Season: Year Round
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Submitted By: Dave Hug on Jul 6, 2014

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Brendon Mantooth Smith leading Chris's Climb


Climb the face to a small overhang. Very positive holds. Fun route.

Note: not recommended for lead but has been done. Gear is limited and not the best.


Climbs directly to the right of the Northwestward facing arete


Standard traditional rack, tri-cams, nuts, slings

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By Brendon Smith
From: Park Hills, MO
Jul 28, 2014

Leave the nuts at home. You only need to bring a few tricams and some micro cams (00-0 TCU) and maybe a hand size piece for right below the bulge in some chossy rock. With that being said you'd be better off soloing this thing after some top rope rehearsal. At least then you wouldn't have the false hope of sub-par gear catching you!
By STWashko
Oct 20, 2014

I am looking for the easiest and most effective way to set top rope on the Devils StandTable in Giant City SP in IL.
By Dave Hug
From: Carbondale, Illinois
Oct 20, 2014

Hey STWashko,

When Brendon Smith and I did it in the Spring of 14, we did a couple of things.
1. Locate two large trees 20 or so feet back from the cliff edge.
2. Tie a static rope off to one of them.
3. Run it to the edge of the climb.
4. Create your master point.
5. Run the other end of the rope back to the other decent sized tree and tie it off.

Note: When we climbed it, we plugged a few nuts to hold the master point in place.

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