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Northeast Chimney T 

Off Balanced Rock Rock Climbing 

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Off-Balanced Rock. 11/2008. Photo: Corey Gargano

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  • Description 

    This is the rock formation just north of balanced rock. It is at the intersection of the main park road and the turn off to go to the windows section. After passing balanced rock and turning right onto the windows road, the formation is directly on your right. There is a little dirt pull off area.

    Getting There 

    See above.

    Climbing Season

    Weather station 1.1 miles from here

    1 Total Climbing Routes

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

    Classic Climbing Routes in Off Balanced Rock

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Off Balanced Rock:
    Northeast Chimney   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   
    Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Off Balanced Rock

    Featured Route For Off Balanced Rock
    Rock Climbing Photo: This is a picture of the northeast face with the t...

    Northeast Chimney 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Utah : Moab Area : ... : Off Balanced Rock
    The route follows the obvious crack/weakness in the center of the northeast face on the formation. The route starts just left of two deceivingly big boulders in front of the northeast face. Note: The route can be climbed in one pitch with a 60 meter rope, however this is not recommended due to rope drag and poor communication once inside of the chimney.Pitch One: Follow the obvious crack up and then right over a couple of small ledges for approximately 60 feet? until you come to a good ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

    Photos of Off Balanced Rock Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: 2nd pitch chimney
    2nd pitch chimney
    Rock Climbing Photo: Balanced Rock
    Balanced Rock
    Rock Climbing Photo: The first pitch.
    BETA PHOTO: The first pitch.
    Rock Climbing Photo: 360 deg view from the top of Off Balanced Rock.
    360 deg view from the top of Off Balanced Rock.
    Rock Climbing Photo: The formation on the far right.
    BETA PHOTO: The formation on the far right.

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