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West Chimney 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b X [details]
FA: Ross Petrie, Dave Pearson, 1946.
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Submitted By: Derrick Peppers on Jun 25, 2014

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Description 

The West Chimney is very serious and dangerous as almost every move is done on insecure rock. With that being said, It is a worth while climb for anyone who has spent time at smith and past by that dominating landmark on there way to the classics in the park time after time. To the best of my knowledge, it only sees an ascent every five to seven years or so.

Location 

up the shipwreck gully where the rhyolite meets the tuff.

Protection 

Gear to 4" worked for us although the Alan Watts guide book says 3". Don't expect many pieces to be reliable, just psychological.


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