Dirty Crack

This route is located in the Eastern Gorge Region at Chimney Top

Chimney Direct


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Zig-Zag 5.6 (Trad)

First Ascent: Ed Pearsall in 1977
Length: 130ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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From Dirty Crack, walk right to the final crack before the main chimney which gives Chimney Top its name. Climb the crack then move right along a ledge for a belay. Continue up the crack to a small overhang, crawl left, then face climb to a small ledge for another belay. Traverse right to a set of twin cracks which leads to a roof. Dodge the roof by traversing left to a flared crack which ends in an alcove near the top. From the alcove, climb a few more feet to reach the top. Now you know why they call it Zig-Zag.
Descent: Rap from tree or walkoff
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Owner: NFS
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Ascentionist said on October 27th, 2005
The final crack before the main chimney is where Chimney Direct is located. This must be the crack left of that route.
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ynot said on November 18th, 2005
It has to be left of the 5.7r variation of Chimney Direct.