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Chute 'em Up T,S 
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Chute The Moon S 
Chutes and Ladders S 
Laundry Chute, The T 
Nice Chutin' S 
Point and Shoot S 

Chuting Gallery Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.77006, -105.74935 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: dameeser on Sep 5, 2016
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This small, narrow canyon is located on the far right (East) side of The Halidome. The main wall is east-facing and is obvious from all of the routes on Ra. This gully sheds lots of debris from who knows how far up the hillside and funnels it into the chute. In the few years we've been going up this little canyon, it has continually changed, collecting and depositing rocks and logs of all sizes each spring. It seems safe in the summer, but it might be best to avoid hanging around down low if parties are on the higher walls. The sun/shade exposure is a nice complement to Ra, providing a welcome option depending on the weather, wind, and temps. It goes into the shade around 1-2pm in the summer time.

Getting There 

Follow the same trail as for Ra, but turn left about 3/4 of the way to Ra. The very lowest flanks of the Ra massif touch down in a boulderfield (still a few hundred feet from the routes on Ra), and the trail to Ra skirts these lower flanks. At this point in the boulderfield, you'll spot a big, blonde boulder above as a first landmark. About 200' above this boulder is another obvious, big boulder near some trees. The trail to Ra continues straight above this second boulder, whereas the Halidome/Catwalk trail cuts left just below it, then follows cairns for a short distance across the hillside into a gully. Continue straight up the steep, loose gully at the point where the Catwalk heads left (at the 6' tall pointed tree stump). The top end of the canyon is nearly closed off by a giant chockstone.

Climbing Season

For the Empire area.

Weather station 2.7 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Chuting Gallery

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Chuting Gallery:
Chute The Moon   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 2 pitches, 150'   
Chutes and Ladders   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Vanya on Point and Shoot.

Point and Shoot 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  Colorado : Empire : ... : Chuting Gallery
Point and Shoot is a super fun route. It's all about the underclings.Climb up the easy slab for 20 feet until you reach the first bolt. Clip the second bolt, and grapple with underclings until you can reach a good right hand. Cross with left hand to a jug. Make a big move up and right to a jug, and then carefully clip the next bolt.4 more bolts and a fixed nut takes you to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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