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.
What a great climb! I'd do this again in a heart beat.
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.
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!
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.
Fun route (more enjoyable than kor ingalls). Thank you Dow.
Climbed with gaddy, spicy rap with lighting and a freak snow storm.
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.
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.
dragged my bouldering cousin up this, and had 50 mph winds on top, some fun climbing though
Awesome 1rst pitch! Stellar route
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.
First time in Moab. Thought I'd die of heat, but was chilly in the chimney.
Great climb. The chimney can get a little chilly without the sun.
This is a great climb for new desert climbers.
Perfect hands on first pitch. I thought this route was easier than Kor-Ingalls
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.