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Chicken Delight

5.10b, Sport,  Avg: 2 from 125 votes
FA: Chris Alber, 1998
Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Sport Park > Clock Tower > Chicken Wall
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This route is the leftmost route on the 'Chicken Wall' at 'The Clock Tower'. 7 bolts follow a face with pockets and crimpers to the anchors. The route can be eased by using the arete (a little dirty). I would place this route at the same grade as the route to the right, Rubber Chicken, somewhere around 5.10 c/d. Not quite as fluid as Rubber Chicken.


7 bolts - 2 bolt anchor.

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David rocking onto a high foot after some quality face climbing.
[Hide Photo] David rocking onto a high foot after some quality face climbing.
Chicken Delight, the leftmost route on Chicken Wall.
[Hide Photo] Chicken Delight, the leftmost route on Chicken Wall.
Chicken Delight from halfway up.
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Peter Dillon starting up Chicken Delight.
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[Hide Comment] Not the worst route on the rock, but other than the crux reach/undercling, its kind of like doing the same move over and over.... Oct 15, 2002
keith story
Boulder, CO
[Hide Comment] The moves felt redundant and pumpy. Delight wasn't terrible, but did not live up to its name. Worth it for a workout. Sep 2, 2009
Crag Dweller
New York, NY
[Hide Comment] I think this route is more fun if you stay to the right of the bolt line. Sep 7, 2009
keith story
Boulder, CO
[Hide Comment] Came back to lead this again and tried it on the right side. Crag Dweller is right, it is more fun on the right side for sure. Jul 11, 2010
Ben Cassedy
Denver, CO
[Hide Comment] The one to the right is comparable in difficulty but much better quality. Aug 6, 2010
Paul Donald Andrews
Nederland, Co.
[Hide Comment] Good route. I think the crux move was a little tougher than Rubber Chicken. Interesting holds, nice rock. I moved slightly left of the bolts to step up onto the ledge above the crux. Seems like if I was to the right I would have been on the other route. Sep 4, 2010
Hiro Protagonist
[Hide Comment] Climbing up the face didn't seem 5.10a/b, I used a bunch of the flake on the left. Very fun that way, it will feel difficult if you are strong on the laybacks. My partner said that his legs were worn out from hanging on the flake and sliding up the wall. May 1, 2012
Hiro Protagonist
[Hide Comment] Did it again today. New nemesis. Didn't use the left flake holds at all, tried going directly up the bolt line - definitely not 10a/b, at least c. Some holds are now polished and more difficult to use. Going to the right does work, but takes you off the bolt line.

Really wondering what the intended route was! I'll keep coming back until my skills allow me to climb straight up the bolt line - totally doable, just not at my skill level yet. Not that I think this is a particularly good route overall. Really interested to try the 10c to the right, it looks fun. Jun 2, 2012
[Hide Comment] Good stuff. Dec 31, 2012
Nathaniel Dray
Boulder, CO
[Hide Comment] Fun but short. If it were twice as long with half as many bolts, I would give it three stars. Apr 19, 2014
L Kap
Boulder, CO
[Hide Comment] Bold moves, lots of standing up on slabby feet while pulling on small high underclings or sidepulls. Feels very stout on lead. Many of the best feet up the face are not visible from have to kind of toe around for the pockets in the horizontal grooves. Going left to the lieback is more secure but also feels like cheating. Several reachy moves for me at 5'7".
May 14, 2017