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Chicken Delight 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Joe Cote and Dick Arey, 1969 FFA: Henry Barber and Bob Anderson, September 22, 1972
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Submitted By: Ian McEleney on Jan 17, 2007

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The left of two obvious, diverging cracks. Climb the mostly fingers crack to a good rest, then finish with a few bolt-protected fun moves.


Gear to 1". A tree set back 10 or 15 feet from the top makes a good anchor. Be sure to bring slings and webbing to extend it if you plan on toproping.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Melissa on Chicken Delight
Melissa on Chicken Delight
Rock Climbing Photo: Getting started.
Getting started.
Rock Climbing Photo: The left of the two cracks.
BETA PHOTO: The left of the two cracks.
Rock Climbing Photo: mikey korek climbing chicken delight
mikey korek climbing chicken delight
Rock Climbing Photo: vanessa minery on chicken delight...
vanessa minery on chicken delight...

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By hasan Adil
From: portland,me
Aug 27, 2011

Beautiful crack, one of the few pure splitter cracks at barber wall. Crack jamming and locking to a layback pumpy section to a great stance then a bolt protected move to a good dish. Awesome route!
By Peter Lewis
From: Bridgton, Maine
Apr 28, 2014

The "dish" mentioned in the previous comment is one of the all-time best holds ever---sure to put a huge smile on your face. You could probably cut both feet loose from it (if you had enough gas left in the tank).