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This crag sits below and just right of the Twin Owls. It is visible from the center of Estes Park, as a small spiky looking cliff. Up close, it's characterised by an arcing Y-shaped crack and a dihedral on the right side (the dihedral is Cackle Crack).

Approach as for the Twin Owls, and hike a short way past, then follow a climbers trail straight up to the base. The obvious, beautiful face with the Y-shaped crack (5.9/9+) will be right above you.

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Approach as for the Twin Owls, and hike a short way past, then follow a climbers trail straight up to the base. The Twin Owls parking area at MacGregor Ranch no longer exists. Hike from the new parking lot towards the old parking lot, then go right/east to the 2nd branch trail towards the east side of Twin Owls. The obvious, beautiful orange face with the Y-shaped crack (5.9 or 9+) will be right above you.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Hen and Chickens

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 187
Cackle Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 121
Yosemite Crack
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 70
Rooster Tail
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 30
Rhode Island Red
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 4
Two In The Pink
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 22
Hagakure
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cackle Crack
 187
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Yosemite Crack
 121
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Rooster Tail
 70
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Rhode Island Red
 30
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Two In The Pink
 4
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Hagakure
 22
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, TR
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