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Offwidths and chimneys in the northwest...

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Epinephrine, Red Rocks,You can just do the first 8 pitches of the chimneys or the whole 21 pitches (can be done in 15 - 17 pithces, but thats not the NW.

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I just read through this whole thread, and my favorite chimney has not been mentioned. Namely, Rollercoaster Chimney at Midnight Rock near LeavenWorth.

 

A great day can be had doing what I've liked to call the Offwidth Tour of Midnight/Castle:

The Fault, Damnation Crack, Easter Overhang, The Flame, Rollercoaster Chimney.

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Epinephrine, Red Rocks,You can just do the first 8 pitches of the chimneys or the whole 21 pitches (can be done in 15 - 17 pithces, but thats not the NW.

 

Fuck that. We did it in six pitches.

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Epinephrine, Red Rocks,You can just do the first 8 pitches of the chimneys or the whole 21 pitches (can be done in 15 - 17 pithces, but thats not the NW.

 

Fuck that. We did it in six pitches.

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Fuck that. We did it in six pitches.
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I think there is an entire forum set aside at www.rockclimbing.com where people can stroke themselves over how many pitches less they did Epenephrine in than the next guy. You should check it out!

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What OW are at Smith?

 

 

Anyone.........

 

Anyone.........

 

I don't think King Kong would be valid, but how about the 5th pitch of the route that goes up Parking lot wall, Free lunch?

 

Anyone?

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CBR- chimney pitch

Backbone ridge-standard O/W pitch, and then the 7" offwidth higher up and off route on the fin...

N. Ridge on stuart

White satin-first pitch....not to nice of a pitch

Anyone done Last Gasp at smith hahaha.gif

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Sounds like all you need is 100 feet of black 1/4'' steel cable and a come a long.

retail cost: $200 368220-rt2.JPG

 

WTF??? Hey all you need is 5/8" cable and a comealong and then clip into that baby and start walking across it. Get out your static 11mm's in the meantime and start practice walking them until its installed...

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Hey, nobody mentioneed Blue Autumn at Vantage. Looks to be a bit more accesible now that that pesky tower got knocked down. Anybody climb this one? I've had my eye on it for a while I just need to round up all the big gear.

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It's left of Party In Your Pants, and is 10B offwidth. The book says 4 stars. A friend of mine has climbed it and like it very much. He said it is much cleaner and more sustained than Steel Grill.

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Hey, nobody mentioneed Blue Autumn at Vantage. Looks to be a bit more accesible now that that pesky tower got knocked down. Anybody climb this one? I've had my eye on it for a while I just need to round up all the big gear.

 

I did it yesterday,...well at least half of it before I ran out of big gear and lowered. The smallest pieces it takes is around 3 inches. I found it surprisingly hard. Much harder then Bob's Your Uncle, Shrinking Ball Disease, and Stems and Seeds on lead. Hell, it even seemed harder then Red M&M...but maybe I am not an offwidth kind of guy.

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anyone ever climb the ape and ballerina at index, guidebook says pitch 1 is a fist crack that overhangs by 25ft. now if only i could talk someone into hiking up there.

 

I've walked past this route. Looks really nice, but really, really dirty with a tree growing out of it. Bet it would be a fine route if someone wanted a cleaning project.

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The last pitch of Narrow Arrow at Index is a short, full on OW. Bring something bigger than a 4 to protect it!

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We rappeled Apes and Ballerinas, I remember it being beautiful!...and maybe not as dirty as TimL suggested.

There is some amazing country up there....

The Terry/ Michael might be the most "out there" 11c at Index! ( I have not sampled that forbidden gem)

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