Rhode Island Red
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This route is on Hen and Chicken Rock, a 100 foot high, satellite crag that rests at the SE corner of the East Owl.
Take the appraoch trail that branches left about 1/4 mile up the Gem Lake Trail; it leads directly to the buttress' base. Identify a large, clean left-facing corner (Cackle Crack). Rhode Island Red starts in a thin seam on the arete right of the corner (scary crux, RPs), then follows a good 5.9 hand crack across the wall to merge with Cackle Crack at the top of the corner.
Rack to a #3 Friend; bring RPs for the start.
|Comments on Rhode Island Red
|By Chris Fisher|
Oct 19, 2002
I followed on this one a few days ago and found the 5.10 start to be a bit easy while the 5.9 crack above was pumpy. The start is not well protected and may warrant a ground spot.
|By Nate A|
Dec 16, 2003
You can place a great small stopper from a good stance just off the ground.
|By Tony B|
From: Around Boulder, CO
Jul 6, 2008
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b
I found the start tyo be a little hard and slippery. Then again, I'm not a Lumpy local or that much of a regular.
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 6, 2008
Hard start but you can get a couple RP's before you commit.
|By Andy Hansen|
From: Longmont, Colorado
Jul 21, 2013
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a
If you're tall, a very secure looking cam can be placed before making the crux moves up/around the arete. All in all, a decent climb for the area.
|By John Maurer|
Jul 22, 2013
A yellow TCU fits perfectly in a small slot, below the lieback flake, and makes the opening moves very well-protected.