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Dane

Best Route at Chimney Rock Idaho?

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This is an easy one...Illusions/ Free Friends on the East face but "Eye of the Tiger" with an East/NE face start is longer and harder? Sticky Fingers on the West face.

 

For those that have climbed there what is your favorite?

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Free Firends is good haven't doen enough to say its the best.. Worth the drive from Seattle tho

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Peter, did you do the hand crack or the finger crack 1st pitch? How did you finish the last pitch? Pictures?

 

This one is hard to miss but the first and last give a few options.

 

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Its fun, but the roof is the easy part, getting to it was more akward, but fun..

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We had a little play on words going on that one smile.gif Relieved the roof got easier instead of harder...much to our surprise it actually turned out to be fun. This for a bunch would didn't have to have "fun", to have fun.

 

Here is Gwain on the FA of "Fun Roof".

 

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Trying to figure out the moves and the right pro placements to actually use the tips crack of "Illusions".

 

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and a better look at the undercling and LB crux pitch of "FFs".

 

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Gwain again below the lightening bolt crack of "Sticky Fingers" on the FA.

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Jay following the finger crack, 2nd pitch, of Tsunami with the crux roof crack above on the FA.

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Max getting into the finger section on the 2nd ascent of Yahoody.

 

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and the hand crack that got him there.

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I like that pic of Fun Roof, the other pics are sweet too. Dane do you still climb there alot?

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No, lucky to get one trip in a year to the Selkirks these days. Still worth the trip for the cracks on Chimney's east face. One of the last times in we did a new route further along the crest line, the west face of Silver Dollar. Just thought someone might enjoy the old pictures and get a good laugh at the EBs and lycra.

 

Cracks are actually even better that they look.

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I'd have to agree. Free Friends is probably the best one. However, as far as link ups go. A good moderate way to get to the top would be E Face Direct to the South prow, then cross over to Fun roof on the big ledge for your finish. Mix up the scenery a bit and never get too hard. Dane, Maybe when you come over for Fulton's reception you can make your trip to the 'Kirks for the summer. bigdrink.gif

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WHile up there with PU checked out the East face for the first time, SWEET. Illusions looks great same with free friends and canary legs.

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Bout time I found this thread: great one, especially with the pics. Dane, thanks.

 

From conversations I've had with friends over the years, yes, consensus is definitely Illusions/Free Friends to be considered as "best." I don't know many who've climbed Eye of the Tiger...certainly not me.

 

Compared to what happened on this stone in the 80s, this gaper is still waiting for the next generation to come along and up the ante.

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