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Rubber Chicken 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Chris Alber, Sept. 1998
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Submitted By: Jeff Lockyer on Sep 21, 2001

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Description 

This is located on 'The Chicken Wall' of the 'Clock Tower'. Locate this route by walking uphill (left) to the second last set of bolts, just uphill past a dirty corner/groove system. Climb the face with sloping holds on great feet, past 7 bolts to the anchor, may be a little reachy for some but overall quite an enjoyable route.

Protection 

7 bolts - 2 bolt anchor.


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By Joshua Lewis
Mar 25, 2002

Definitely more fluid and fun than the route to its left, Chicken Delight. Both are worth doing, though.
By ClimbandMine
Oct 15, 2002

I agree with the above comment. Its more sustained, fluid, and enoyable. i don't think any one move was harder than the crux on Chicken Delight, though the overall sequence was tricky. Footwork and balance was the key. Good route.
By Ron Olsen
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 19, 2006
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

This is an excellent pitch; one of the best sport 10s I've done in Boulder Canyon. Sustained and interesting from bottom to top.
By Dr. Evil
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 23, 2007
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

This route is balancey, interesting, and fun. I didn't find it particularly reachy, and I'm 5'5".
By keith story
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 2, 2009

Definitely worth the climb. WAY better than chicken delight. I found it easier in the sense that the moves were more fluid, harder in the sense that it is more technical. More tricky short moves = more fun in my opinion.
By Ben Cassedy
From: Denver, CO
Jun 27, 2010
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Very fun. I found there to be a committing crux about halfway up. Wasn't sure if I would peel off when I made the move. Cool friction foot moves.
By Paul Donald Andrews
From: Nederland, Co.
Sep 4, 2010
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Such an attractive wall. Nice, steep line with great holds. Both routes are intelligently bolted. Led both today. I think this one is slightly easier than Delight. But I agree this is a better quality climb. Great holds and a little more straightforward than Delight. Do them both when visiting.
By Rob Davies UK
From: Cheshire, UK
Oct 16, 2010
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

5.10c ??? Much easier than the 5.9s on Castle Rock!
By Maggie M
From: Longmont, CO
Apr 8, 2012

This is a very enjoyable climb! The line is not obvious and it has some nice, fluid and balancey moves.
By BarcaRules
Dec 31, 2012

Gets your heart pumping, for sure.