Chicken Eruptus, Ragged Edges Wall 5.10b

 
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Red Rocks, Nevada USA

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Chris McNamara

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Aug 25, 2003 - 08:08am
 
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Matt M

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Alamo City
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   Oct 28, 2003 - 02:45pm
Cool, spicy climbing on small varnish edges make this climb a stark contrast to the incut chicken heads and flakes found elsewhere - Be solid at placing small pro because there are runouts (not Tuolumne or Squamish Apron style). Be prepared for "Hey! Look kids! A climber!" calls as this cliff is near a popular trail - It's great climbing though so don't miss it.
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susan peplow

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Joshua Tree, CA
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   May 10, 2006 - 09:37pm
All I kept thinking was....boy, I'm glad I didn't try to lead this. Great climbing for the second, but for the leader (I suspect and heard from my partner) that the gear is a bit hard to find and questionable. Route was great fun, but make sure you know what you're doing before jumping on. Be a solid .10 leader and experienced with placing pro before setting off.

Then.......enjoy!

-Susan
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vegastradguy

Trad climber
Las Vegas, NV
Oct 17, 2009 - 10:43pm
 
imho, the gear on this route is BOMBER, but not immediately obvious, especially the piece that guards the start of the crux section.

this is definitely not a beginner's .10 as you are doing moves well above gear, but not dangerously so.

also imho, this is probably the best route on the cliff!

(for the more enthusiastic, instead of going to the top, stop at the horizontal break about 15' above the last bolt and head right to a stance and build an anchor, then lower, setting up a top rope on the test piece Aikido Gun Boy, .11d!)
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ionlyski

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Kalispell, Montana
Oct 19, 2009 - 06:55am
 
Don't remember anything too difficult in finding pro. Route has a few moves you need to do or you'll take a little fall, which is why people like it maybe.

For real excitement though, try the Bachar route a bit left of Chicken. Be ready. You're going to climb at least 40 feet before you find any pro.

Arne
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vegastradguy

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Las Vegas, NV
Oct 21, 2009 - 02:58pm
 
That Bachar route- Sheep Trail, is about 40' right of Chicken, and yeah, its pretty spicy at .10a (and originally rated 5.8!). I got good gear in the whole way, but had to work for it more than I did on Chicken.
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Ragged Edges Wall - Chicken Eruptus 5.10b - Red Rocks, Nevada USA. Click to Enlarge
The Ragged Edges area in Willow Spring is the most accessible crag in the main canyons at Red Rocks.
Photo: Sarah Felchlin
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