Weeping Rock Chimney's, Left Side
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Weeping Rock as seen from the road near the Weepin...
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Nice route with lots of varied crack climbing. First pitch follows double hand cracks that lead up and into the bottom of a long chimney. Pitch two is an exciting chimney that varies in width from tight to wide stemming and some hand cracks around chockstones and ends at a ledge. Pitch three has two options from the ledge, left is a 5.8 OW and right was easy stemming. Both options lead up to easier terrain with lots of loose rock until you reach a final short crux to top the route. Rap the route and take care not to get your ropes stuck on the way down.
From the Weeping rock shuttle stop walk up the road a short distance till you are beneath the buttress that is home to this route on its left side. Follow trail up brushy slope till you can gain ledges that can be skirted over to the base.
Pro to 4.5 camalot
Looking down from the anchor at the top of the pit...
The approach traverses to the left under a small r...
Looking directly at the approach.
BETA PHOTO: The start of the first pitch of Weeping Rock Chimn...
|Comments on Weeping Rock Chimney's, Left Side
By Gordon Larsen
From: St. George, Utah
Sep 7, 2014
The first pitch is a very enjoyable easy pitch. Good climb for the novice partner and it gets lots of shade once you are in the chimney (dual cracks to jam and protect), so climbing it on a hot day can be endured. Good anchor and stance in the chimney.