Death Block Chimney
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BETA PHOTO: Death Block Chimney.
Begin 100 feet right (downhill) of 'Rads For Rookies
' beneath an imposing, flared chimney. Meander through 40 feet of poor quality choss
, placing gear in unconsolidated, crumbly rock
. Be careful not to dislodge the death-block
as you pull crux moves into the flared chimney. Avoid the temptation to place protection behind this block as this will make the climb R-rated for your belayer
. Squirm, grind, and stem
up the surprisingly fun but largely unprotectable
chimney for 40 feet to an enormous ledge.
Descend an easy ramp system to the right.
Standard rack to 2 inches.
BETA PHOTO: Death Block Chimney follows the chimney system on ...