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Rubber Chicken 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Chris Alber, Sept. 1998
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Submitted By: Jeff Lockyer on Sep 21, 2001

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    This is located on 'The Chicken Wall' of the 'Clock Tower'. Locate this route by walking uphill (left) to the second last set of bolts, just uphill past a dirty corner/groove system. Climb the face with sloping holds on great feet, past 7 bolts to the anchor, may be a little reachy for some but overall quite an enjoyable route.


    7 bolts - 2 bolt anchor.

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    By Joshua Lewis
    Mar 25, 2002

    Definitely more fluid and fun than the route to its left, Chicken Delight. Both are worth doing, though.
    By ClimbandMine
    Oct 15, 2002

    I agree with the above comment. Its more sustained, fluid, and enoyable. i don't think any one move was harder than the crux on Chicken Delight, though the overall sequence was tricky. Footwork and balance was the key. Good route.
    By Ron Olsen
    From: Boulder, CO
    Jun 19, 2006
    rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

    This is an excellent pitch; one of the best sport 10s I've done in Boulder Canyon. Sustained and interesting from bottom to top.
    By Meredith DB
    From: Boulder, CO
    Jun 23, 2007
    rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

    This route is balancey, interesting, and fun. I didn't find it particularly reachy, and I'm 5'5".
    By keith story
    From: Boulder, CO
    Sep 2, 2009

    Definitely worth the climb. WAY better than chicken delight. I found it easier in the sense that the moves were more fluid, harder in the sense that it is more technical. More tricky short moves = more fun in my opinion.
    By Ben Cassedy
    From: Denver, CO
    Jun 27, 2010
    rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

    Very fun. I found there to be a committing crux about halfway up. Wasn't sure if I would peel off when I made the move. Cool friction foot moves.
    By Paul Donald Andrews
    From: Nederland, Co.
    Sep 4, 2010
    rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

    Such an attractive wall. Nice, steep line with great holds. Both routes are intelligently bolted. Led both today. I think this one is slightly easier than Delight. But I agree this is a better quality climb. Great holds and a little more straightforward than Delight. Do them both when visiting.
    By Rob Davies UK
    From: Cheshire, UK
    Oct 16, 2010
    rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

    5.10c ??? Much easier than the 5.9s on Castle Rock!
    By Maggie M
    From: Longmont, CO
    Apr 8, 2012

    This is a very enjoyable climb! The line is not obvious and it has some nice, fluid and balancey moves.
    By BarcaRules
    Dec 31, 2012

    Gets your heart pumping, for sure.
    By rien WaNderlust
    From: Nederland
    Nov 3, 2015

    Crimpy sloapers and delicate footwork kept this one interesting from bottom to top. Indeed fun!

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