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Cackling Hens 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 55'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Creed A on Oct 6, 2014

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BETA PHOTO: The beautiful Cackling Hens 5.8+


This route is very beautiful and much easier than it appears. In some ways, it reminds me of a more moderate version of For Whom the Bell Tolls at Haw Creek. Cackling Hens looks like a genuine crack climb, but an abundance of face holds and good stances make it accessible to the average Arkansas face climber. The crux is at the first roof.


Right of Hidden Treasure. Look for an obvious right leaning crack under an impressive tiered roof system.


Standard Rack. Might bring a few extra red and green Camelots if you have them. No anchor. Rap from a nearby tree.

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By Millie V
Oct 19, 2015

While an aesthetically appealing line, the 20 ft runout through the roof is annoying, and good luck slinging anything and keeping it in place. Calling the tree anchor "inconvenient" is an understatement as both your slings and rope will be hopelessly engulfed in green briar sadness.
By Carol Fittell
From: Kansas City, MO
Feb 28, 2017

Added anchors to this route last weekend. Enjoy!
By Dylan Walker
From: Fayetteville
Mar 2, 2017

Thank you cfittell! This route desperately needed anchors.

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