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North Face Chimney - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


Ascend the north scree slope to the base. Climb a broken pedestal and into the base of the chimney and continue (5.8) upward, climbing the inner face (25m). Near the top of the chimney do an exposed hand traverse to the left onto a ledge on the north face. From here there are several variations. Standard route: climb directly up over some rotten overhanging perched blocks (5.7) and into the notch of the main chimney. Then continue via the last pitch of the Tourist Route. Major variation: walk left along the ledge about 5m then climb the face (5.8) directly up to the summit. The rock on this face is relatively solid, but the protection is thin and run out.

Descent Options:

You need 2*60 meter rope for rapel.

Submitted by: mudmaster on 2006-02-07
Last Modified: 2012-10-05
Views: 551
Route ID: 74108

1 Ascent Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: arnoud.prinz on 2012-09-28 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars first saudi climb

Nice climb i did with vojta. I lead the chimney.

Added: 2012-10-04