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Jenna's Chimney 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a X

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a X [details]
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Submitted By: Ian Harmon on Jun 7, 2006

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A good first lead.


Probably the easiest route at Barn Bluff. Follow the left side of the chimney to the top, clipping the bolts along the way. A good beginner route or first lead. This corner is often a little on the buggy side, and there are often spider webs on the rock. This route could also be done as a trad climb if someone had large gear, although I've never done it.
  • RCM&W #94, p.134.



One of the first routes encoutered in this area. The chimney is found in a corner about 10 yards around left of the large rusted eyebolts.


3 bolts to a two bolt anchor. This would also be leadable on large gear. Please use your own equipment for top roping.

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By Matt Wilde
From: Minneapolis, MN
Aug 31, 2010

This was a good route for it being my first lead. I'm a chicken but felt fairly comfortable on this one due to all the good holds. Mosquitoes were relentless. A bountiful supply of bug spray is a must on this route.
By Jason Pohl
Sep 24, 2010

great route for those who are looking for something easy or just havent climbed much before. matt wilde!!!! when did you start climbing?
By Landstrykar
Nov 9, 2010

I liked this short, easy, unique route. Just don't wear your Sunday best, it's a little dusty back in there. I actually stopped midway and took my jacket off because I had just washed it, to the significant amusement of my climbing partner.
By Laura Stringer
From: St. Paul, MN
Oct 31, 2013

This was a perfect route for a first lead climb and visit to Red Wing! Great foot and hand holds letting me get used to placing draws, clipping, and cleaning the route several times over-- but still a little technique to keep it fun and versatile.
By Christopherjohnson717
From: Madison
Nov 22, 2013
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13

This route is almost always wet and muddy. For this reason foot placements can be unpredictable.
By Joel Torgeson
Jun 8, 2014
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Really nice to hit as a new leader, especially if some of your group hasn't been outdoor climbing before. Fun, easy climb, but as noted this one can be wet and muddy because of (I assume) the runoff from above.
By Alex Warren
From: Duluth, MN
Jul 22, 2014
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

I can't believe someone would bolt a crack... it takes bomber gear.
By BryanE
From: Minneapolis, MN
Mar 20, 2016

Sent somebody up on their first lead on this a day or two before it collapsed. Glad nobody got hurt when the block came down!

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