Fun climb with Scott. Definitely easier to climb the short crack right in the narrowest part of the notch than climb the slabs off to the right. Protectable too and maybe maybe only 5.4. Excellent views, with freeway drivers likely ooohing and awwing since you would be visible to anyone stopped at the Ghost Rock rest area.
Matt and I met at Exit 131 and took my Pathfinder to Dutchman Arch, where we headed for Chimney Rock in the San Rafael Swell. It was a pleasant hike to the base of the tower. Once at the base we climbed up the north face to an exposed red ledge and followed it around to a notch. This is where the real part of the technical route started. The standard route was covered in sketchy sand and runout, so we followed the notch and climbed a crack that offered better gear placements. It might have been a little more technical, but it was fun. Matt led the crack and I followed him to the summit ridge. We then followed the exposed ridge to the summit. It was a beautiful summit and climb and the views were great. It was a fun climb as well. We then returned to the top of the technical section and rappelled off a bush down to a notch and reversed our route.
After climbing Chimney Rock, we headed to Dutchman Arch and checked it out a bit. After Dutchman Arch, we explored the area around Locomative Point to find some really good pictograph panels.
We still had daylight left so headed for The Wikiup and climbed it. It was a rather steep and tedious climb, but the views were great.
Surprisingly easy summit with wonderful views.