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International Chimney - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (7)
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Bring a standard rack. The 3rd pitch is very thin for gear, Aliens may work.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.67/5
  Rock Quality 4.67/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

International Chimeny is a classic route that shouldn't be missed. Start on the west side of Spire Three. Pitch 1 climbs up an easy chimney (class 4, easy class 5) between Obelisk and Spire Three. Continue this until at the base of the International Chimney. Pitch 2 climbs the obvious line. This isn't a chimney per se, in fact, no chimney moves are encountered. It is more of a detached flake from the main massive. Climb the large crystals to a belay at the top of the flake. From here, the original route must traverse further right, but most people go straight up the insipient crack/groove to the summit. This pitch is probably 5.8 and deserves an "s" (serious) because of the lack of pro and a nasty possible fall into the chimney. Climb with care to the easy, slabby finish.

Submitted by: renobdarb on 2003-03-17
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Route ID: 33704

7 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating PG13
Onsight Onsight ascent by: csproul on 2007-08-16 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars unique climb

fun unique climb, but really more like 5.6

Added: 2007-08-16

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: peggy_r on 2007-07-14 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars "five awkward"

definitely a good time! but one does seem to use actual chimneying skills...depends on the kind of chimneying you're used to, i guess ;) first pitch is a 5.5.

Added: 2007-08-01

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: BenC on 2007-08-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Woo Hoo

Not 5.8, 5.6 or so

Added: 2007-08-01

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: timothydonaghy on 2005-09-07 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars NOLS trip

Led by NOLS instructor Jenn Pine. Seconded by myself, and third person up was Beth Cook of Evanston, IL

Added: 2007-05-01

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: angelaa on 2005-09-02 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Witnessed by: superflea, tradclimbinfool
Added: 2005-09-02

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