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C3

5.8 PG13, Trad, 60 ft (18 m),  Avg: 2 from 1 vote
FA: First Recorded Ascent (FRA): Chuck Calef
New Mexico > Santa Fe Area > Diablo Canyon > Cockscomb Crag > Chicken Little Area
Access Issue: COVID-19 New Mexico Requirements - Updated Nov. 16, 2020 Details

Description

Climb the crack just left of The Chicken. Traverse right to the anchors of The Chicken at the top.

Location

The crack 6 feet right of C2 and 2 feet left of the starting bolts of The Chicken. Starts in an area of black rock.

Protection

Nuts and cams. Just as it is frowned upon to use this crack when climbing The Chicken, so it is to clip the bolts of that climb.

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C3 is the obvious crack in the center. You can see the anchor bolts of the Chicken to the right of the crack at the top.
[Hide Photo] C3 is the obvious crack in the center. You can see the anchor bolts of the Chicken to the right of the crack at the top.

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Chuck Calef
  5.8
[Hide Comment] I led this and three other cracks at Chicken Little on October 25, 2017. I don't claim these as first ascents but simply want to record and describe them. Having no cosmic names in mind and knowing these routes will not be popular I've simply named them C1 ... C4, where C means crack. If I do any cracks left of C1 they'll be given negative numbers. Oct 27, 2017