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Santa's Route 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: John Jackson, 1994
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Submitted By: Brad Young on Oct 9, 2014

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This chimney route is easy to see on the right side of the East Arena; it's on a part of the cliff that faces southwest where the main cliff faces southeast, it's in obviously good rock, and it's the only chimney in this sub-area.

Most of the moves on this route are 5.6. There might be some 5.7 and there is a 5.7 crux right at the end of the fifth class climbing, stemming around a tightly wedged chockstone.

Warning also: although the very-visible chockstone seems well wedged, the climbing quickly turns into class four, loose rubble for the twenty feet right above it.

Walk off left.

P.S. What a great name for a chimney climb!


One set of cams to four inches. Medium stoppers also work well in a left-side small crack.

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