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Chicken Mechanics - 5.9

Average Rating = 2.00/5 Average Rating : 2.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 40
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (4)
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Pro to 3.5", gear anchor
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 2.00/5
  Fun Factor 1.00/5


Go up the left side of the big concavity, veer right near the top of that to engage the roof. Make good pro placements, and crank right over. Follow the nice left-slanting crack above to the big ledge to set belay, or simply continue up the outside arete of the summit block to the top. Located around the corner to the right of Blackjack. Not mandatory, but a 4" piece is handy for the summit anchor. First pitch to the big ledge is about 90 ft, and the short second pitch is about 50 ft.

Descent Options:

Downscramble to climber's right. Or scramble to summit backside and downclimb couple of squeeze chimneys to get to the big ledge above Blackjack's rap anchor. Can set gear anchor there and downclimb 2-3 moves down to that rap anchor.

Submitted by: jorgle on 2003-01-19
Last Modified: 2008-04-07
Views: 516
Route ID: 31072

4 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2012-01-10 (View Climbing Log)

1 out of 5 stars Chicken Mechanics

With Liddy. Not a huge fan. Just a one move wonder to pull the roof low. The 5.8 in the corner did not look worth pursuing. Right on the road as well.

Added: 2012-01-14

  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: snoopy138 on 2007-02-03 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars nice roof

left-slanting crack was fun also.

Added: 2007-02-05

Red Point Red Point ascent by: jorgle on 2002-12-30 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

No comment

Added: 2002-12-30

Onsight Onsight ascent by: climbhigh on 2002-04-27 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2002-04-27