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Thunder Chicken 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Aron Boyles, 2000
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Submitted By: Jonathen LaFontaine on Mar 31, 2015

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Thunder Chicken!

Description 

This is an awesome and fun hand/fist roof crack. It felt hard (or just really physical) for the grade but it is the RRG. Start on a steep jug haul with good gear to gain a small ledge, before entering the roof crack. Rest, then jump into the crack with bomber hand and fist jams and a jesus jug inside the crack. Once you pull onto the small ledge at the roof lip you will want to yell "Brawk!" to any nearby climbers. You are the Thunder Chicken.

Location 

Climb Calypso II to gain the party ledge below Thunder Chicken. Be warned that the ledge above Calypso II is sandy, dirty and has loose talus.

Protection 

A couple stoppers for the start, BD #2's & #3's (maybe a #4) for the crack.


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