North Chimney Climber's Log

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PanamaRed - Mar 16, 2016 8:59 pm Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2016

Rappeled in darkness  Sucess!

Made 2 sepearte attempts on the North Chimney route, on both March 11, and March 12 2016. We started too late the first day and had to bail off the route after the 1st pitch. The next day we climbed the entire route, swapping leads, and made it to the top. Due to heavy traffic on the route that day we summited just as the sun set, and rappelled the North Face in the dark. All in all a sweet climb. Definatly want to come back and do the Kor-Ingalls.


jacobsmaki - Jun 24, 2015 6:24 pm Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2015

Fantastic!  Sucess!

What a great climb! I'd do this again in a heart beat.

Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Mar 25, 2015 8:39 pm Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2014

North Chimney  Sucess!

I led every pitch. Took me awhile but I managed. Fell once on the 2nd pitch and took twice on the first. Man I was out of shape lol.


shanahan96 - Dec 4, 2014 12:48 am Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2014

north chimney > kor-ingalls  Sucess!

better route than kor-ingalls, and more sustained despite the easier rating(5.9 vs 5.9+). we got really lucky to have a 60 degree day late in november where we could climb in the shade without freezing!

constant, super moves over an insane amount of calcite. i'd recommend this route to anyone, just bring a #6 C4 for the P2 OW crux. the rappel down the north face is an epic in fading light!



deathzonescience - Apr 29, 2014 10:37 am Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2014

North Chimney  Sucess!

Very crowded in the Spring. Biggest 'doable' tower in the region so attracts the crowds of newer and gumby climbers. Had to wait 3.5 hours at the base to get on route after watching some painfully slow climbers and a party that had to bail. North face had nobody on it. Epic rap down the north face route. Overall a must do.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Sep 16, 2013 7:01 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2013

Fun climbing  Sucess!

Fun route (more enjoyable than kor ingalls). Thank you Dow.


jonesa37 - Apr 8, 2013 4:09 pm Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2013

First Desert Tower  Sucess!

Climbed with gaddy, spicy rap with lighting and a freak snow storm.


haishan - Mar 12, 2013 12:02 pm Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2012

Classic  Sucess!

Climbed after Kor-Ingalls in the morning. p1 is incredible. got by with a #4 on p2 OW, but a #5 would have been a much better option. Almost had an epic on rappel, horizontal ropes and all as t-storm blew in.

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Oct 15, 2011 3:34 pm Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2011

North Chimney  Sucess!

Second time up the N. Chimney. Took Joe K and led all three pitches. Future note, I think I would appreciate three #3 C4's next time. A #5 C4 does the off width, but a #6 (instead of) would protect it lower which might deserve some consideration as the protection bolt is just about worthless (2011). We did the two double rope raps off the north face. Another typical three day Moab tower bagging trip. Great weather. Met some cool folks on this outing, specifically Peter Weibel.


gremlin - Jul 6, 2011 7:35 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2011

hot  Sucess!

dragged my bouldering cousin up this, and had 50 mph winds on top, some fun climbing though


noahs213 - Oct 18, 2010 5:01 pm Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2010

Awesome!  Sucess!

Awesome 1rst pitch! Stellar route

Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Sep 22, 2010 7:12 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2010

North Chimney  Sucess!

Great route. I had already done the North Face and Kor Ingalls. The North Chimney is so much better than the Kor Ingalls. LOL, some gal wrote in the climbers log on top...she did not know whether they had just done the North Face (5.11) vs North Chimney, dude, trust me, if you don't know, you did the North Chimney! Loved the first two pitches, really did, prob best route at the grade 5.8+ in all of the Towers. I combined those last two pitches.


sus182 - Jun 13, 2008 4:20 am Date Climbed: May 30, 2008

Fun  Sucess!

First time in Moab. Thought I'd die of heat, but was chilly in the chimney.

alpine climber

alpine climber - Jun 3, 2008 10:16 am Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2007

Fun Desert Rock  Sucess!

Great climb. The chimney can get a little chilly without the sun.


Ialewis - Jan 23, 2008 12:10 am

Good fun  Sucess!

This is a great climb for new desert climbers.


stardrivin - Aug 1, 2007 6:15 pm Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2005

Perfect Hands  Sucess!

Perfect hands on first pitch. I thought this route was easier than Kor-Ingalls

Dan Leonhard

Dan Leonhard - May 31, 2006 7:51 pm Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2004

Good Stuff  Sucess!

What a great climb. The three pitches went too fast! I definatly enjoyed the 1st pitch the most. The next two were fun but many loose blocks.

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