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Description 

A 90' tower south of Entrance Tower. Routes are on the East face. The climbs are often shaded and the rock quality is among the best in LDE.


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6 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',0],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Coop:
Going Out Of Chicken Sale   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Chicken Cordon Bulge   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
The Last Chicken   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Touching the Coop   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Coop du jour   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Featured Route For The Coop
Chicken Cordon Bulge follows the right angling crack up through the bulge on the north face to the top.

Chicken Cordon Bulge 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : The Coop
Fun route starting in the right leaning crack on the east face of the Coop. Start on The Last Chicken, clipping it's first bolt, continue on moderate terrain in the prominent crack to a ledge. Continue up the north face, pulling an airy bulge. Finish up the crack system on the northeast arete....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By Ben Beard
From: Superior, AZ
Jun 3, 2012

When you are at the top of this tower, watch out for bees. I had a bee sting my right in the forehead. There is a hive in a different tower at the same height (just slightly south and uphill) and bees like to go to places in straight lines, so you may end up being in the line of fire.

By arjunmh
From: Phoenix, AZ
Jan 7, 2013

No bees yesterday while Hanna and I spent a lovely and peaceful afternoon on this most excellent formation. Had forgotten how much I loved LDE and the new route in from the east is a fun way to get here. Cold out of the sun, though!