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Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jul 25, 2013 - 06:31pm PT
AP,
what Gilroy refers to is about 5 miles and about 3,000' of gain.

But the North Chimney can be a shooting gallery, and many prefer the Chasm View rappel approach.
That means about 7 miles and 4,000'.
You can bivy in the Boulderfield about six or seven-hundred feet below Chasm and ditch your bivy gear, do the wall fast and light, descend the Cables rappel, pick up your gear, and head home.

Down side is if you fail on the wall there is a long walk for the gear (unless you have support).
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 26, 2013 - 10:50am PT
Cool thread

I climbed he casual route on a cold Monday in September '84. Three other attempts have been rained/ snowed off.
TeleRoss

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jul 26, 2013 - 12:44pm PT
Credit: TeleRoss

Credit: TeleRoss

Credit: TeleRoss
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jul 26, 2013 - 01:25pm PT
Great alpine crag.....needs a retractable dome to ward off the Summer monsoonal moisture.
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Jul 26, 2013 - 01:49pm PT
not the diamond proper,
more like the quartz periphery

Credit: Norwegian
Credit: Norwegian
Credit: Norwegian
Credit: Norwegian
OTC

Social climber
Jul 26, 2013 - 09:19pm PT
Cool thread, indeed. Jay, I was thinking that we did The Casual Route in
Sept. 1980. I remember wanting to get something more committing under the belt to ease the jitters of my first trip to the Valley that Oct/Nov.

John
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Jul 26, 2013 - 09:46pm PT
CO Bump on a Calicentric site.
OTC

Social climber
Jul 26, 2013 - 10:17pm PT
Big Square (Just to the North) Bump to the Diamond.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
Jul 26, 2013 - 10:21pm PT
I am so on this baby come September!
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