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Short Circuit Chimney 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Hope Wolf
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Submitted By: Bryan G on Oct 12, 2011

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A different kind of wide crack experience.

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The Short Circuit boulder is split in half. This chasm has a bolted stemming problem in the middle of it. The climbing is fun and quite exciting. It reminds me of the Firewater Chimney which is one of my favorite routes in Joshua Tree, only this climb is shorter and WIDER! Short folks may have to do a full body bridge which would be quite spicy on lead. The route's only shortcoming is that it doesn't top out.

If anyone knows the FA party and official name this route was given, please post up and I will change it.


3 bolts, 2 bolt anchor/rap.

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By Osprey Overhang
From: ...
Oct 12, 2011
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Hope Wolf bolted that one.
By Max Rausch
From: Monterey, California
Jul 5, 2015

Super fun and gets all day shade. Gets progressively wider the higher you go. Falling from 3rd bolt wouldn't be too fun. Definitely worth hanging out at and having a little 'out of the norm' fun on. Theres also a tightly bolted sport route on the corner of the rock. Does anyone know the route?

Rock Climbing Photo: Ryan rapping down the Short Circuit Chimney
Ryan rapping down the Short Circuit Chimney
By Brandon R
From: Sacramento, CA
Jul 7, 2015

The bolted route on the NW arete is called 666 and is .12c if I remember right. Bolts look bad and I think they get pretty spaced up higher too.

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