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The Chicken 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Rick Bradshaw & Walt Wehner, 2000
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
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Submitted By: Jason Halladay on Sep 24, 2006

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Great day climbing.


Easy climbing down low leads to nice face climbing past a few bolts to the top. A crack on the left offers easier climbing if you give in to temptation.


Just left of the top of the approach trail. First route left of the nice 5.9 route, The Egg.


8 bolts to springed cold shuts.

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By Larry Earley
From: Los Alamos, NM
Oct 8, 2006
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Great 10a, well bolted.
By Jason Hundhausen
From: Bozeman, MT
Jul 2, 2007
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

Really fun moves with somewhat of an airy finish. Really enjoyable and, as always (thanks to Rick Bradshaw) well-bolted.
By Matt Price
Sep 14, 2007
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

As with other climbs in this area, the route is probably harder (10b?) if you stick to the face.
By Robin
From: Albuquerque, NM
Jul 5, 2008
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

An excellent route. It is incrementally harder than The Egg. For us The Egg comes first, followed by The Chicken, and then we are ready to tackle some of the other routes at the crag.

I don't remember if I used the crack, but I did wander quite a bit and I'm pretty sure it comes in at 5.10a or so. Or as my buddy claims 5.10a +
By Dave Wachter
Sep 13, 2009

The left anchor spins - could use a tighten-down. Rock seems fractured there, maybe the bolt ought to be replaced?
Fun route!
By Lee H
From: Albuqueruqe,NM
Mar 8, 2017

Onsight this with whatever line(s) you want, then get back on it and climb the bolt line the entire way to the top. It's definitely a lot more fun, and a bit easier than Rooster Tail.

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