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Routes in Happy Boulder

Big Chicken V4- 6B
Big Chicken Stand V2 5+
Castrate Your Television V1 5
Disco Diva V8 7B
Disco Hulk V9 7C
Hulk, The V6 7A
Indicision V0+ 4+
Jugs of Life V1 5
Prozac V9 7C
Vulcan Crawl V5 6C
Weapons of Mass Distraction V5 6C
X-Static V0- 4-
Type: Boulder, 15 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Tavis Ricksecker on Jul 4, 2007
Admins: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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On the steep South face of the 'Happy Boulder', sit-start on a juggy shelf (same starting holds as 'The Hulk'). Make a tricky sequence up and right onto the arete. Continue up the steep arete heading left on better holds to a few fun last moves.

Stand-start is v2


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Zachary W
San Francisco, California
Zachary W   San Francisco, California
Holds may or may not be broken at the top, but the problem goes fine at V2 from the stand start. I didn't do it from the sit, so can't comment on the grade for that. Dec 9, 2016
Felix Dubach
Basel, Switzerland
Felix Dubach   Basel, Switzerland
As of last weekend, the last hold that one would grab with their right hand is broken. Feb 24, 2015
Will Cornell
Will Cornell  
great climb. a bit easy for the grade, but awesome anyway. Oct 20, 2014
Yes, the v2 starts standing with the right hand on the good incut at about head height on the arete, skipping the crux of the v4 which is moving from the sit to establish on the arete. May 11, 2014
Ben Parsons
Ben Parsons  
As far as I know, the book's V2 rating assumes a stand start already on the arete. I may be mistaken though! May 9, 2014
This is v2 in the book. Don't believe it. Mar 31, 2014
Russ Walling
Russ Walling
I believe this was named for the large plastic chicken that roosts on top of the Manor Market in Bishop. There are routes named after this hunk of American in the Gorge too. The route Billion Million comes to mind as we would exaggerate the height of the thing and it ended up being a "billion million" feet tall. In reality is about 7 ft high if memory serves. Aug 11, 2013
Don't be an idiot on the top out and it gets a lot less scary (for you and your spotter).

A great problem and a must do. Aug 11, 2013