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Chicken Wire 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Gaylynn and Tom Burton, 2001
Season: Year Round
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Submitted By: Robert 560 on Jun 18, 2008

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DSwanson pulling the crux on Chicken Wire.


This is a Three bolt sport route. The start is jut to the left of the hole at the base of the wall. The route consists of hard smearing between good holds with the first few feet being the hardest. The first bolt is quit high which leaves the "namesake" cable as the only protection right off the deck. The space between the bolts is just a little runout. Shared anchor with Hole In The Rock.


Route starts just to the left of to hole in the base of the wall


Three bolts to a bolted anchor

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Rock Climbing Photo: Myranda cruising through the crux
Myranda cruising through the crux

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By jeacmusic
Nov 15, 2011
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c R

Fun climb, a little run out with an awkward start,the crux i'd say is a couple crimpers and smearing a couple feet above the first bolt.
By Charlie S
From: Ogden, UT
Oct 20, 2012
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

This is a very fun sport route. You can clip the wires to make it a 4-"bolt" route. The crux is well protected. Would give it a G-rating for protection.
By Tom S. Burton
From: Ogden, Utah
Jul 3, 2013

I bolted this route in 2001. My wife Gaylynn got the first ascent. The thought was to use the wire for the first clip, at least if you are nervous to get to the first bolt (hence the route name). Hopefully one day the wire will be removed and increase the quality of the route.

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