This route is the farthest right route on Chicken Wall, starting by 2 huge old industrial bolts. The climbing is rather forgettable with easy clips from good stances. Most of the good holds are hidden until you're right on top of them. I also found myself zig-zagging to the left and right of the bolt line to reach these holds. Beware the rope drag if you plan on setting up a top rope. Not much more to it, an average 5.9 in my opinion (not that that means much).
5 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor.
|Comments on Wessel in the Chicken Coop
|By Jeff Lockyer|
From: Canmore, AB
Sep 25, 2001
Perhaps the key to making this climb a little easier, is the zig zagging as stated above. I think if you keep to the bolt line the route is enjoyable and the holds will be a little more slopey than the others to the left and right. I guess it could be considered an elimination kind of route, but either way have fun with this one. A good warm up with the route directly left, then continue around the corner.
|By Paul Donald Andrews|
From: Nederland, Co.
Jun 25, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a
I thought it was a pretty fun route, considering it's so short and doesn't look like much from the ground. I enjoyed the crux bulge. You have to search a little for the best combination. It's not obvious. Recommended.