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West Chimney - 5.3

Average Rating = 4.17/5 Average Rating : 4.17 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (12)
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Rock (Trad)
PG13
4
A full rack: some cams, hexes, nuts, webbing, slings, rap rings, bail biners, ect.
600
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.3
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.33/5
  Rock Quality 2.67/5
  Scenery 4.67/5
  Fun Factor 3.67/5

Description:

Get to the base of the west chimney by hiking up the Peralta Trail. Look for a huge cairn off the main trail to take you to the base. The first pitch is the hard part. Either go through the hole, right of hole or left of hole. Belay on top of the huge chockstone. Climb steep fourth class moves to easy third class. The last pitch is easy but many rope up here. If you're the leader don't fall! A fun worthwhile route to a classic summit. Bring two ropes to rap the route.

Submitted by: climblouisiana on 2007-04-15
Views: 1684
Route ID: 21826

12 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: marcell0cat on 2010-02-02 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars Sketchy as hell. CHOSS PILE.

only made first pitch. Way too windy, chossy and sketchy.

Added: 2010-04-01

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: kubok13 on 2009-12-27 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars none

fun as hell

Added: 2009-12-29

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
Onsight Onsight ascent by: barkandbite on 1998-04-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars na

slept on top and woke up to 4" of snow!
w/sm

Added: 2009-02-07

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: stamplis on 2008-02-16 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars _

Great mountaineering route. A light rack (stoppers and a couple cams) is all you need.

Added: 2008-04-07

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: tanthalas39 on 2007-02-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars fun fun fun

Did this last winter with my girlfriend. Nine hours car door to car door, and we didn't dally. Be ready for a moderately hard approach. First pitch is really the only one needing protection; if yer confident, you can basically scramble the other "pitches". Even the last one, which looks like yer gonna need to rope up, is shorter than expected and easy (albeit exposed).

Added: 2007-12-12

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