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Registered: Mar 17, 2007, 10:13 AM
Last Logon: Mar 19, 2009, 3:03 PM
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Occupation: Professor: Grand Canyon University
Interests: Rock Climbing and Aid climbing. I have hiked every trail at Grand Canyon National Park and was a tour guide in Yosemite and Grand Canyon National Park. I love putting up first ascents around Northern Arizona.
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Email: dthompson3586@yahoo.com
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I put put up a classic first ascent route on the East side of Finger Rock once called "Chimney Rock" on Bill Williams Mountain in 1981 located in Northern Arizona. 2 pitches, A1-5.9 and a few in Sedona, Arizona including a new route on the upper spire of the Mace. . I was also the lead climber for the Sheriff Search and Rescue team in Flagstaff, Arizona from 1981-1983. My favorite climbing area today is now in Zion National Park, my favorite route in Zion is "SpaceShot". I have been climbing for over 30 years from Joshua Tree, to Moab , Utah. I also graduated from the National Park Service Mountain Rescue School. "AMSAR" located in Joshua Tree, California in 1983.Please visit www.rocklist.com . @yahoo.comHistory Climbing on Bill Williams Mountain Original Route (north face) 5.9 FA: Mark Powell, Don Wilson, Bill "Dolt" Feuerer 1957 This route was supposedly done on the way to climb the first ascent of the Totem Pole in Monument Valley. Bring one 60 meter rope, RPs, wires and cams up to #3. Scramble up to the saddle on the north side of the pinnacle. Go 30 feet downhill (northwest) from the saddle to a small talus field. Pitch 1: Climb an obvious crack up a broken corner for 20 feet. Angle left up a bushy ramp for 30 feet until you are below an obvious vertical crack. Face climb up along the thin vertical crack past fixed knifeblades (crux) to a ledge below the summit blocks. Work up and right through the blocks to the summit and a rappel anchor. Descent: Rappel with one rope. You may want to bring a 20-foot length of sling/rope to reinforce the anchor. South Face 5.9 FA: Scott Baxter, Lee Dexter 1967 Bring one 60 meter rope, cams to #3 (extra #1&2) and some slings. Start near a fir tree at the southeast corner of the tower. Pitch 1: Climb up an obvious, moderate dihedral to its top (5.7). Go up and left under a block to a nice ledge (possible belay here). Climb the steep thin hands crack above the ledge (crux) to the summit blocks. Worm up and left through the blocks to the summit and a rappel anchor. Descent: Rappel with one rope down the north face. You may want to bring a 20-foot length of sling/rope to reinforce the anchor. East Face 5.9 A-1 FA Don Thompson, Paul Richardson 1983 First Ascent of the East face of Chimney Rock or Finger Rock, a excellent climb. Pitch 1: Climb a moderate dihedral to a excelent belay ledge (5.5.)Pitch 2 Aid or free climb a hand crack (5.9 mixed A1 climbing)) to a hole that will take you through the rock to the other side. The key to the summit. Descent, rap the route.A Classic Route 5.5, A1 Put up in the early 80s by Don Thompson and Paul Richardson.

Climbing Profile

Skills:
Lead | Follow
Trad: 5.9 5.10a
Aid: A3+ A3
City: Phoenix
State: Arizona
Country: United States


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Chimney Rock



Ascent Log The 5 most recent ascents recorded by a user in our Routes Database are shown on the user Profile.

Date Level Grade Route Rating
1992-11-18 Onsight Onsight The Pulpit 5 out of 5 stars
1977-05-25 Flash Flash 5.5 Right On 5 out of 5 stars



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