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YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 25'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Ken G on May 11, 2013

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Devils Chair


The Falcons Guide described it as a wretched flaring five inch crack. I disagree and thought it was very enjoyable. Start at the two finger cracks and continue up the fist to off fist sized crack for about five more feet until you come to a ledge. Climb the corner to your left to the top. The guide books rate this as 5.9+, I would give it more like a 5.9 or 5.8+.


A few hand fist and finger sized cams will do the job.

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By Floridaputz
From: Oakland Park, Florida
Dec 20, 2014

I guess since nobody has updated this.. Devils chair has fallen over. I heard rumor of vandalism, but I can't verify that. It may well have been natural erosion. I knew this when I posted the side view picture on the main page from the 70's.
By Ken G
From: farmington, mn
Feb 17, 2015

It did fall. We may never know for sure why?
By Robert Chudek
Dec 15, 2016

Yes, the destruction of the Devil's Chair was an act of vandalism as determined by the MN DNR. There was evidence that hydraulic jack(s) were used to leverage the blocks from their perch.

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