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Chicken Little Area

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Casada Noodle Soup S 
Chicken Little S 
Chicken Scratch S 
Chicken Thief S 
Chicken, The S 
Cruisin for Chicks S 
Egg, The S 
Left Wing S 
Right Wing S 
Rooster Tail S 
Technical Fowl S 

Chicken Little Area Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Anthony Stout on May 17, 2006
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The trail heads straight to this area at the left end of the crag. Several nice sport routes exist in this area ranging form 5.9 to 5.11d. There are also two traditional routes, a 5.7 and a .10a. The rock here is generally solid with exciting crimping and side pulling.

Getting There 

See overview Photo. The trail heading toward the crag ends at this wall. Ends right around three good climbs: The Egg, The Chicken, and Technical Fowl.


Starting left and working right:

Left Wing (5.11a)
Little Chicken (5.7), Trad
Chicken Little (5.11d)
Cruisin for Chicks (5.10c)
Rooster Tail (5.10c)
Casada Noodle Soup (5.10b)
Technical Fowl (5.10d or 5.10b/c)
The Chicken (5.10a)
The Egg (5.9)
Chicken Scratch (5.10a)
Chicken Thief (5.11a)

Climbing Season

For the Diablo Canyon area.

Weather station 6.9 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Chicken Little Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Chicken Little Area:
The Egg   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Chicken   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Jason Hundhausen tackles the crux on "Chicken...

Chicken Scratch 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  NM : Santa Fe Area : ... : Chicken Little Area
Easy blocky climbing leads to the high first bolt. The climbing continues to be steep but very positive before starting up the arete where a crux move is encountered between bolts 4 and 5. After that more nice arete moves await to the finish. Some complain the blocky, suspect rock at the bottom detracts but I don't think so. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NM

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