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The Chief - 5.5

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 280
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (18)
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Rock (Trad)
G
1
Pro to 3.5", gear anchor
60
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.60/5
  Scenery 3.40/5
  Fun Factor 3.20/5

Description:

On the left face inside the main northwest gully and up the ramp from Pops Goes Hawaiian. Start up slightly right-slanting crack that soon turns straight up.

Descent Options:

Scramble across top to climber's left to the north side to find rap station atop Fender Bender, with 60 m rope. That's the nearest rap. Or downclimb main gully right beside the start. Or scramble across top to rap station atop Tender Flakes of Wrath.

Submitted by: jeepmonkey on 2007-10-26
Last Modified: 2008-02-19
Views: 613
Route ID: 31393

18 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: crw5074 on 2012-10-10 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Fun, juggy crack.

Led it twice during my most recent trip to JTree, fun both times.

Added: 2012-10-14

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: BenHorton on 2011-12-09 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Good First Trad Lead

Fun one, super easy.

Added: 2011-12-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jnm1 on 2011-04-03 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Nice

and easy and fun - I'd do it again.

Added: 2011-04-04

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Flash Flash ascent by: happiegrrrl on 2011-01-29 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars n/a

Finally led this route, which I have followed 3 or 4 times over the years. I was happy to find I cruised it with no problems. Fun route, fully G-rated. Someone had recently added a bolted anchor right at the route end. Since there is gear placements, this will probably not remain for long. Besides, the bolters cheapened out by using only one quicklink. Considering how many gumby's will be TR'ing on that thing, I would suggest backing it up, or using the existing bolted anchors for Tender Flakes of Wrath just to the rear and west of the route....

Added: 2011-01-31

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating G
Solo Solo ascent by: ericfoltz on 1999-03-27 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Solo

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Added: 2010-05-07

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