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The Prow

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

True Grit

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Tunnel Route 5.5 (Trad) **** {Route Closed}

First Ascent: D. Britz, Ron Stokely in 1969
Length: 150ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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Before its closure, this was one of the best long and exposed easy routes in the Red. Move right from Chimney's Chimney to the next crack system. Begin by scrambling up a gully to a ledge 20 feet up. Pull over an overhang to reach another ledge and belay. Scramble through a tunnel in the rock to the north face then traverse 15 feet to reach an exposed belay in an alcove. Pull over a small roof then continue up the slab to the top. Variaton 1 5.4 R: Climb the face left of the first pitch. Variation 2 5.5 R: Instead of crawling through the tunnel, chimney to the top.
Descent: Walkoff
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS

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Ascentionist said on October 20th, 2005
Its sad that this route is closed. It was a great gumby epic route for me. Twice.