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I, Chicken 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b PG13

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b PG13 [details]
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Season: any
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Submitted By: Tony B on Jan 17, 2006

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A single set of cams to as big as you have. The bigger the pro you take, the sooner you get gear, though it may require a runner. At least a 3.5"-4" Friend is a good idea.


On the side of the Chicken Boulder facing the parking lot and the cathedral Towers, you will see a crack on the lower end. This starts as a deep and wide flare that pinches down from wide (stemming) to fingers over its length.
The cruxes come when stepping out into the jams, as your feet disappear (physical crux) and then higher as the jams become flaring thin hands with crumbling feet (delicate crux).
My [partner] and I cleaned the route up a little, and it will probably further improve with traffic. However, at present it is not a great climb.

Photos of I, Chicken Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking through the "keyhole" at the bot...
Looking through the "keyhole" at the bot...
Rock Climbing Photo: A close up of the crack with some protection.
A close up of the crack with some protection.
Rock Climbing Photo: A good view of the climb.
BETA PHOTO: A good view of the climb.

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By Jason Kaplan
From: Glenwood ,Co
Oct 4, 2009

Anyone climbed the other side of this analogous crack?
I onsighted it this afternoon just barely. Felt fairly tough, maybe 5.10. I'm not sure it warrants a pg rating but I could be wrong. Short and sweet for sure.
By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Nov 14, 2015
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

This climb is not great, but it is easy to get to and is challenging. I placed cams from a #6 to a #1 Camalot. I thought it was harder than 10c, but maybe I am just out of practice. You don't need nuts to protect the climb but could use one as part of an anchor.

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