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West Face/Downclimb aka West Chimney 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Warren Teissier on May 29, 2002

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  • Description 

    This is a short and exciting route that follows a wide crack/chimney to a left-leaning ramp and to the summit.

    Start at the slot that you downclimbed for the approach. Follow the widening huecoed chimney until you can traverse left following a sandy, rotten ramp. Protection is adequate, but the rock is crumbly. After traversing some 15 feet, a finger crack will lead you through a weakness in the overhang and onto the summit.

    Descend - downclimb the East Face (see East Face description).

    Protection 

    Standard rack.


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    By Tony B
    From: Around Boulder, CO
    Mar 13, 2015
    rating: 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c

    AKA: West Chimney.

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