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Wessel in the Chicken Coop - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 8
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Rock (Sport)
G
1
5 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor
35
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.50/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 2.50/5

Description:

This route is the farthest right route on Chicken Wall, starting by 2 huge old industrial bolts. The climbing is rather forgettable with easy clips from good stances. Most of the good holds are hidden until you're right on top of them. I also found myself zig-zagging to the left and right of the bolt line to reach these holds. Beware the rope drag if you plan on setting up a top rope.

Submitted by: nodakclimber on 2009-11-16
Views: 499
Route ID: 102522

2 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jpjpjp on 2011-09-03 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Better Climbs Elsewhere

So this climb is fun and all but there are better 5.9's elsewhere. Do it if everything else is crowded and taken, but otherwise go to something around the corner like Chicken Hawk.

Added: 2011-09-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jmeizis on 2010-07-24 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Ouch my Knee

The climbing isn't hard but it's all over the place. I banged my knee into the wall trying to highstep. Swore like a sailor, but didn't fall, and finished the climb. Still it hurt and it's not even that great of a climb.

Added: 2010-07-24