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Routes in Poultrygeist Area

Chicken Cha Cha S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Chicken Out S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Chicks with Ricks S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Cock -a-doodle-do S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Cock Star S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Cockeyed S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Cockwork Orange S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Crack L of Cockeyed T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Finger Lichen Good S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fowl Play S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Poultrygeist S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Stunt Cock S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Description

The routes at the Poultrygeist area tend to be a little more diverse than those on in the Chicken Little Area, with more pockets, overhangs, some jugs, and some exciting stemming. I thought the routes actually tended to be more fun here, in general. The routes range from low 5.10 to 5.12a.

Getting There

See . Head right from the top of the trail at Chicken Little area, heading along the base of the cliffs until you get past a chossy area of rock to nice stone again.

Routes

Walking toward the right from the Chicken Little Area, you will come across two routes in nice rock. It will be an obvious break from the choss. These first two routes are (left to right):

Chicken Cha Cha (5.10d)
Cock Star (5.11c)

Continuing right along the path, you will come upon a series of other routes. Again, from left to right, these routes are:

Cockwork Orange (5.10d)
Finger Lichen Good (5.10a)
Stunt Cock (5.12a)
Chicken Out (5.10c)
Cock -a-doodle-do (5.11c)
Chicken Fingers (5.10c), Trad
Poultrygeist (5.11a)
Chicks with Ricks (5.10c)
Crack L of Cockeyed (5.9), Trad
Cockeyed (5.10c), See note below
Fowl Play (5.11a), See note below

NOTE: Cockeyed and Fowl Play are both rated incorrectly in Beverly's Jemez Rock, as both are listed as 5.8. The ratings above more correctly represent the difficulties of the climbs and also are the ratings in Rick Bradshaw's online guide.

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Scott Beguin
Santa Fe, NM
Scott Beguin   Santa Fe, NM
I agree about the ratings. I would not consider this guide excellent, but only inaccurate on many occations. Just an opinion and an observation. Thanks for the beta Jason. Aug 19, 2007
Jason Halladay
Los Alamos, NM
Jason Halladay   Los Alamos, NM  
A word of caution:
The two far right climbs at the Poultrygeist area, Cockeyed and Fowl Play, are mis-rated in the excellent Jemez Rock & Pecos Area guidebook by Marc Beverly. Both are listed as 5.8 but are considerably more difficult.

Cockeyed is 5.10c and Fowl Play is 5.11a as per the online guide. Sep 24, 2006

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