Elevation: 9,200 ft
GPS: 39.1, -105.524 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 30,384 total · 583/month
Shared By: Bob Robertson on Jul 15, 2017
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

This area has Far Left, Left Wing, Rooster Tail, Chicken Rock, Going Away Party, and The Egg.

There is camping here. The approaches are short. The rock is good.

Getting There

From Lake George, go west on US 24. Between MM 259 & 258, go north on Park County Rd. 31 for 4.8 miles, go west (left) on Forest Service Rd. 44 (La Salle Pass), and go a mile to an intersection. You can see the massif of Valley of The Chickens. Take the middle fork and drive 0.8 miles.

Per Evan Crumpecker: take US 24 several miles past Lake George, take a right onto FS 31. Continue for several more miles down the dirt road until you see a sign for La Salle Pass Road and an intersection. Take a left at the intersection onto FS 46, and continue down this for a bit. The road gets a bit bumpy here, but my Civic didn't have any issues. Look for another intersection, and take a right and then an immediate left onto FS 229. Take the next right when the road forks, and you should see the rock at this point so just go towards it. There are several parking options.

25 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Valley of The Chickens Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at Valley of The Chickens

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 14
Checkenhead Route
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 19
5.7 Crack
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 22
Unknown (5.8?)
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 10
KFC
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 8
KFC Chimney Start
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 23
Unknown 5.8 Face
Sport 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 21
Three Amigos
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 10
Unknown (10a sport with trad 10b…
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 9
Aleve in Yourself
Sport
Egg
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 20
Missing Chickenheads
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
Unknown 10
Sport
Egg
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Alfa Dog
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Beta Chicken
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 11
5.11b
Sport
Egg
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 3
Kevin's Celtic Kindness
Sport
Egg
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Checkenhead Route Chicken Rock
 14
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
5.7 Crack Chicken Rock
 19
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Unknown (5.8?) Chicken Rock
 22
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
KFC Chicken Rock
 10
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
KFC Chimney Start Chicken Rock
 8
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Unknown 5.8 Face Chicken Rock
 23
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Three Amigos Chicken Rock
 21
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Unknown (10a sport with tra… Chicken Rock
 10
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Aleve in Yourself Egg
 9
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Missing Chickenheads Chicken Rock
 20
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Unknown 10 Egg
 4
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Alfa Dog Left Wing
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Beta Chicken Left Wing
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
5.11b Egg
 11
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Kevin's Celtic Kindness Egg
 3
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
More Classic Climbs in Valley of The Chickens »

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos