With Kessler & Scott.
Kessler and I met Brian Kalet at the trailhead for Chimney Rock. It had rained hard the night before, and although the weather was good for our climb, we still got wet walking through the vegetation. It was very foggy for much of the approach as well.
Once at the base of Chimney Rock, we scouted various routes. I place a cam in the crack on the north side of the east face and it seemed to hold all our weight. A crack on the east side of the south face also looked OK.
Eventually we climbed a crack on the south face. Kessler climbed the upper part of the route first since we weren't sure if we could fit through the crack. There were lots of marmot droppings in the crack and on the summit.
We enjoyed the views before rappelling off the rock (Kessler could squeeze through the crack; Brian and I rappelled over the top of it).
Chimney Rock is nice to look at, but it isn't the most pleasant climb in the world because of the loose rock and marmot crap.