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Valley of The Chickens Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 9,200'
Location: 39.10007, -105.5238 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Bob Robertson on Jul 15, 2017
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BETA PHOTO: Formation names for Valley of Chickens.

Description 

This area has Far Left, Left Wing, Rooster Tail, Chicken Rock, Going Away Party, and The Egg.

There is camping here. The approaches are short. The rock is good.

Getting There 

From Lake George, go west on US 24. Between MM 259 & 258, go north on Park County Rd. 31 for 4.8 miles, go west (left) on Forest Service Rd. 44 (La Salle Pass), and go a mile to an intersection. You can see the massif of Valley of The Chickens. Take the middle fork and drive 0.8 miles.

Per Taketaketaketaketake ....take: take US 24 several miles past Lake George, take a right onto FS 31. Continue for several more miles down the dirt road until you see a sign for La Salle Pass Road and an intersection. Take a left at the intersection onto FS 46, and continue down this for a bit. The road gets a bit bumpy here, but my Civic didn't have any issues. Look for another intersection, and take a right and then an immediate left onto FS 229. Take the next right when the road forks, and you should see the rock at this point so just go towards it. There are several parking options.

Climbing Season



Weather station 12.9 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',3],['5.8',3],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Valley of The Chickens

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Valley of The Chickens:
Unknown (Huecos and Chickenheads?)   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Chicken Rock
5.7 Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Chicken Rock
KFC   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Chicken Rock
KFC Chimney Start   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   Chicken Rock
Missing Chickenheads   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Chicken Rock
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Featured Route For Valley of The Chickens
Rock Climbing Photo: Near first and only protection bolt on this route....

KFC Chimney Start 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Colorado : South Platte : ... : Chicken Rock
Scramble up the easy trough to the high first bolt. Clip the bolt, stem up to the right, and follow chickenheads and numerous features to the same anchors as KFC....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By Taketaketaketaketake ....take
From: Colorado Springs
Sep 14, 2017
The GPS tag is a bit off, Google wants to take you way around the back side and away from the rock. This should be a bit more accurate: 39.09905, -105.5228.

Directions, if I recall correctly, are as follows if coming from Colorado Springs....

Take US 24 several miles past Lake George, take a right onto 31. Continue for several more miles down the dirt road until you see a sign for La Salle Pass Road and an intersection. Take a left at the intersection onto 46, and continue down this for a bit. The road gets a bit bumpy here, but my Civic didn't have any issues. Look for another intersection, and take a right and then an immediate left onto 229. Take the next right when the road forks, and you should see the rock at this point so just go towards it. There are several parking options.

Great camping opportunities exist right at the base of the crags, but the area is popular with offroaders / gun enthusiasts during the summer.

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