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Chicken Thief 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Rick Bradshaw & Marty Muller
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Submitted By: Jason Halladay on Mar 25, 2007

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Description 

Very thin, hard start that some might call height dependent. First bolt can be clipped from the ground if you're fairly tall and it is suggested to do so as this is the crux. Getting the first two bolts clipped is the hard part. Then nice climbing in the middle but save some juice for the final bolt and anchors.

"The route is rated based on starting several feet left of the bolt line and traversing up and right to the arete, all protected (better as you go) by the first bolt, which should be clipped from the ground before starting the climb." (Rick Bradshaw)


Location 

This route is two routes right of The Egg. It has a lowish bolt about seven feet off the ground in a smooth face of rock.


Protection 

9 bolts to springed cold shuts.



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By Rick Bradshaw
From: Los Alamos, NM
May 8, 2010

Marty Muller helped me establish this route and named it after a key "pinch" at the crux.