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Chicken Cordon Bulge 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Marcy, Geir, & Doso
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Marcy on Nov 7, 2009

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Hannah climbing CCB; Arjun on the summit

Description 

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.

Location 

See overview photo

Protection 

Singles - small to medium cams up to blue Camalot. Four bolts (including the first bolt on 'The Last Chicken').


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Arjun leading CCB
Arjun leading CCB
Chicken Cordon Bulge follows the right angling cra...
BETA PHOTO: Chicken Cordon Bulge follows the right angling cra...
The fun arete/crack is the reward after pulling th...
The fun arete/crack is the reward after pulling th...
Marcy near the end of the climb
Marcy near the end of the climb

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By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Dec 7, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

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.
By arjunmh
From: Phoenix, AZ
Feb 7, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

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.