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Lost Chimney

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

The "end" of the crag


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Shipwrecked 5.8 (Trad) *

First Ascent: Chuck Keller, Steve Faulkner in 1988
Length: 55ft
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Walk right a ways from True Grit to locate a pillar which forms an arch with the main wall. Climb the crack near the inside of the arch then pull over a roof and jam to the top.
Descent: Walkoff
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS
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Ascentionist said on October 27th, 2005
This sounds more like a feature on the north side of the ridge. Well left of Check Canopy. Anyone confirm this?
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ynot said on November 6th, 2006
I climbed the next crack system right of True Grit but it sure wasn't anything like this description. the first pitch was long and 3 stars, fingers and smaller. The second was horrificlly bad rhodo thrashing. Felt like 5.8 I have done Check Canopy but didnt walk past it Chris. I didn't see a pillar or arch on either side of the crag.