Chicken Cordon Bulge
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BETA PHOTO: Chicken Cordon Bulge follows the right angling cra...
Fun route starting in the right leaning crack on the east face of the Coop. Start on The Last Chicken, clipping it's first bolt, continue on moderate terrain in the prominent crack to a ledge. Continue up the north face, pulling an airy bulge. Finish up the crack system on the northeast arete.
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Singles - small to medium cams up to blue Camalot. Four bolts (including the first bolt on 'The Last Chicken').
The fun arete/crack is the reward after pulling th...
Arjun leading CCB
Hannah climbing CCB; Arjun on the summit
Marcy near the end of the climb
|Comments on Chicken Cordon Bulge
From: Tucson, AZ
Dec 7, 2009
This is a very fun climb. Casual climbing in the beginning leads to the exposed crux bulge. Three well-thought-out bolts (nice work Marcy) take you through the bulge and lead you to a super-fun, exposed arete with a great crack for pro.
The FA was done ground up without the bolts. Marcy led up through the bulge several times looking for adequate pro, and skillfully downclimbed to the stance below the bulge rather than taking on her onsight FA attempt. After we completed the climb ground up, we added a few bolts to protect the runout and potential fall to the ledge.
From: Phoenix, AZ
Feb 7, 2010
The bulge is much fun, great eye Marcy! A good prep for "The Hatch" bulge moves that are trad protected and similar in feel to this one.