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North America, United States, Colorado, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, North Chasm View Wall, Rotten Piggy

North Chasm View Wall, Rotten Piggy. In September Chris Kruthaupt and I climbed the new route Rotten Piggy between No Pig Left and No Pig Deal. It begins in a large gully/chimney system 100 feet to the right of the Comic Relief buttress. Ascend the vegetated gully via third-class climbing for 500 feet to gain a large ledge. From this stance climb up and right in a hand crack with big loose blocks to a spacious ledge. Traverse directly to the left and up to another ledge. Move right, traversing and down climbing, to gain a deep chimney. Climb this evil-looking chimney with poor protection and loose rock for two pitches. Near its top exit right to gain better rock and more enjoyable climbing. From the top of this chimney the climb wanders from system to system, generally trending right. I believe the route crosses No Pig Left and then continues up between No Pig Left and No Pig Deal.

Robbie Williams