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The Potato Chip 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Brent Barghahn 4/2017
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Brent Barghahn on Apr 18, 2017

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As seen from near Hollow Man


The Potato Chip is a wild thin flake perched up the gully from Hollow Man. Novel macro laybacking and crispy thin jugs make this route a neat little adventure. Just don’t pull too hard on this chip!

Starting at a belay bolt, head up a short broken finger crack. Once you reach the flake, pull around the left side to a bolt. Punch it straight up the flake to a wide hands piece, then two more bolts higher up the flake. A wild hand traverse at the top leads to two bolts and chains.


Head up the right side of the talus field as for Lonely Challenge proper. Just before the gully pinches down, traverse left across the talus to ledge systems below the obvious stance. Scramble up to a belay bolt at a nice exposed perch.

20 minutes


3 lead bolts, single rack to 3, stoppers. Two bolt anchor with chains.

Photos of The Potato Chip Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Crispy!
Rock Climbing Photo: There's a man on that chip! The classic belay ledg...
BETA PHOTO: There's a man on that chip! The classic belay ledg...
Rock Climbing Photo: Route overview
Route overview
Rock Climbing Photo: Grab that thin edge and go
BETA PHOTO: Grab that thin edge and go
Rock Climbing Photo: One thin crisp!
BETA PHOTO: One thin crisp!

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