Chouinard Special 5.8

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California, United States, North America
Route Type:
Trad Climbing
Spring, Fall, Winter
Time Required:
Less than two hours
Rock Difficulty:
5.8 (YDS)
Number of Pitches:

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Chouinard Special 5.8
Created On: Jan 18, 2007
Last Edited On: Jan 17, 2008
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Route Description

"Chouinard Special" begins on the short dihedral just left of "Lieback." The climb consists of some easy crack on to more interesting slab. The route originally had an X rating as their were only two bolts protecting the upper slab. At some point this changed with the addition of a few more bolts.

Pitch 1: Follow the roughly 35 foot crack up to a two bolt belay. Protectable with mid-sized cams and nuts.

Pitch 2: Move out onto the face above the belay to the left. Follow the line of bolts to a 2 bolt belay.

Pitch 3: traverse up and to the left to a bolt and then head up to a two bolt rap station.

This route is rappable with two 60m ropes to the rocks below the big pine tree. It can also be rapped in two sections with a single.

Greg Vernon's "Needles" guidebook covers this climb.


Mid sized cams and nuts.
60m rope(s)
Rap stations have chains.

Chouinard Special 5.8

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