REI Community
Right Section
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Adam's Rib T 
B.A.RB Variation T 
Cactus Picker S 
Cheiu Hoi T 
Crack n Up T 
Dream Weaver T 
Easy Chair, The T 
Falling Ross T 
For Pete, Thanks (Sarni's Route, Brian's Song) T,S 
Grody Coyote T 
Jump Back Jack Crack T 
Slide Action Traction T 
Sly's Idea  T 
Thin Slice aka A Thin Slice of Plum Pie T,S 
Unicorn T 
Whiner, The T,S 

The Easy Chair 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Scott Baxter, Karl Karlstrom
Page Views: 2,595
Submitted By: Orphaned on May 11, 2007

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (9)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
The start of the line. The route goes up and to t...

Falcon Closures from February 2 until July 15. MORE INFO >>>


originally rated 5.8 (in RR's), then upgraded to 5.9-, the grade of the route varies from day to day, and sometimes feels into the lower 5.10's. The key is it is a strenuous lie-back. Fine gear once established, a real Granite Mountain must do.


the farthest right dihedral before the descent gully.


stoppers, double set camming devices to 4"

Comments on The Easy Chair Add Comment
Show which comments
By Cornelius Jefferson
Nov 18, 2008
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

for the onsight, i'd call it granite mt 9+

and don't do it in july or it will feel like 10c
By ccmski body
From: Seattle, WA
Oct 17, 2009
rating: 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c

Be careful of rope drag when protecting the early roof- it will be paralyzing later on. Gear is 2x from green alien to #3 BD. Shoes for the walk off are really nice.
By Paul Davidson
Nov 11, 2009

You don't see this done very often, at least I haven't.
Done it twice on lead and seen one party TR it.
Bit of a long walk for one pitch...
Good pitch to do on your way down from the top and you're not done yet.
Or after a hang at the front port.
It's somewhat unique for the Mnt.

Over the years, I've heard many folks call this a sandbag.
It's certainly got it's moments.
It's not what you want to stick a rookie 5.9 leader on.
Maybe cams reduce the error factor since it's a lot easier to plug and pray one of those than a wired stopper.

Piece of history, I once asked Baxter about the name.
He just looked at me and said:

"What do you do in an Easy Chair ?"

uhhh I don't know, sleep? drink beer? watch baseball?
oh, duhhh, You .....

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About