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Hueco: V4- Font: 6B

Type:  Boulder, 15'
Original:  Hueco: V4 Font: 6B [details]
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Submitted By: Tavis Ricksecker on Jul 4, 2007

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Josh Junkermeier, Big Chicken V4, Happy Boulders, ...


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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By cbtacy
Aug 11, 2013
rating: V3 6A

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.
By Russ Walling
Aug 11, 2013

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.
By pdxuller
Mar 31, 2014
rating: V4- 6B

This is v2 in the book. Don't believe it.
By Ben Parsons
May 9, 2014
rating: V4- 6B

As far as I know, the book's V2 rating assumes a stand start already on the arete. I may be mistaken though!
By Tavis Ricksecker
May 11, 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.
By Will Cornell
Oct 20, 2014
rating: V4- 6B

great climb. a bit easy for the grade, but awesome anyway.
By Felix Dubach
From: Basel, Switzerland
Feb 24, 2015

As of last weekend, the last hold that one would grab with their right hand is broken.
By Zachary W
From: San Francisco, California
Dec 9, 2016

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.

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