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Apr 15, 2013
According to the ruckman guide and this website, the 2nd(or 1st real) pitch of S crack on the thumb is described as a "chimney". We went up and did coyne crack this weekend and looked for this "chimney". Upon inspecting the guidebook and rappelling down from above pitch 2, all we found was this gorgeous #5 camalot crack that looks pretty OW, not "chimney".

Rock Climbing Photo: 2nd pitch "chimney"?
2nd pitch "chimney"?



Can anyone confirm that this is indeed the correct pitch? I see no other alternative but have been known to make horrific judgement calls in the past. Directly to the right is the obvious 5.8R "Flake Variation"(not in photo). I find it odd that people who have claimed to have climbed this would call it a chimney. You'd have to be a squirrel to call this as such.
Spencer Weiler
From Salt Lake city
Joined Jun 9, 2008
2,001 points
Apr 15, 2013
Just climb it you puss. It looks great. Don't ask for permission from the interwebdweebs. Greg D
From Here
Joined Apr 5, 2006
511 points
Apr 15, 2013
that's the correct route, and with a little figuring out, you don't need wide gear and you don't climb the bottom half if you don't want to. notmyname
From Stony Brook, NY
Joined Apr 9, 2007
55 points
Apr 15, 2013
On the first ascent, when Mark McQuarrie led this offwidth, he just ran it out...don't think they had bongs that size...bold lead for an 18 year old in 1964. Interestingly, Wasatch Rock Climbs is the only of the 4 Little Cottonwood guides that lists this pitch as an offwidth and not a chimney. bsmoot
Joined Aug 21, 2006
1,750 points
Apr 15, 2013
LCC 5.8 what did you expect?

Spencer - you should add that to the S-Crack page.
Greg G
From SLC, UT
Joined Oct 3, 2008
523 points
Apr 15, 2013
It's only an off width if ya gotta fat azz, for the rest it is a squeeze chimney :D Allen Sanderson
From Oootah
Joined Jul 6, 2007
1,115 points
Apr 15, 2013
Allen Sanderson wrote:
It's only an off width if ya gotta fat azz, for the rest it is a squeeze chimney :D


Don't make me bust out Sir Mix-a-lot on your boney backside...
Brian in SLC
Joined Oct 6, 2003
12,045 points
Apr 25, 2013
Totally climbs like a chimney. The slab move getting into it is the only 5.8 move on that part. The rest feels like basic V-chimney. tenesmus
Joined Jan 7, 2004
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