Type: Trad, 110 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Charles Vernon on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Season raptor closures Details


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.


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. Oct 19, 2002
Nate A
Estes Park, CO
Nate A   Estes Park, CO
You can place a great small stopper from a good stance just off the ground. Dec 16, 2003
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
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. Jul 6, 2008
Boulder, CO
tooTALLtim   Boulder, CO
Hard start but you can get a couple RP's before you commit. Jul 6, 2008
Andy Hansen
Longmont, CO
Andy Hansen   Longmont, CO
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. Jul 21, 2013
John Maurer
Denver, CO
John Maurer   Denver, CO
A yellow TCU fits perfectly in a small slot, below the lieback flake, and makes the opening moves very well-protected. Jul 22, 2013