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Chicken** E1 5a

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[Going for it on Chicken, 2 kb]12m. Climb the finger-crack in the third tower to its end then move right before stepping back left and teetering up the left-trending groove for a bold finish. The Direct is E4 6b. © ROCKFAX
FA. Tony Nicholls early 1960. FA. (Direct) Gary Gibson 1981

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

Photo: Going for it on Chicken © Jon Read
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 38 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Dave Rumney - Lead - 03/Aug/14 with Tanya Milner

PeteWilson - 2nd O/S - 08/Jul/14 with Dave

Hidden - 2014

Si dH - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/13 with Neil Furniss

Alistair Corbett - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/13 with Mike

Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/13 with Tom Doldon

Great route, although escapable before the crux. Had to wipe a lot of bird shit off the final groove before going for it.
Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 31/May/13 with J. Iles-Smith

Hannes B - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Debbie B

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/12 with Ruth

WillDoyle - 2nd - 26/Jun/12

Didn't want to commit to the final section, so topped out at 3/4 height. Second said I missed a crucial hold, will re-lead.
TommityP - Lead dog - 18/Jun/12

john lynch - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Ed Austin

Hidden - 2012

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 30/Oct/11 with Graeme

Good climbing with a bold finish, didn't climb particularly well but that made it feel sweater on finishing. Defo 5b as per latest guides.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/11 with Jim

Fran S8 - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11 with john nightingale

Dogged, finished at point leader did. End looked greeeen.
lizzie789 - 2nd dnf - 03/Sep/11

Was not sure of route finish.
marcduhig - Lead dnf - 03/Sep/11 with Sexy Liz, Andrew

tmawer - 2nd rpt - 15/Aug/11 with Jaime Robertson

CharlieMack - Lead O/S - Apr/10

Hidden - Lead - 2010

tmawer - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with kevin

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Couldn't de-pump before the traverse R. Should've warmed up first!
Owen W-G - Lead dnf - 04/Aug/07 with Simon Denison

MONKEY78 - 2nd - 31/May/07 with adam ellwood

gregoritos - Lead O/S - Dec/06

Hidden - Lead - 07/Nov/06

mark s - 2005

Jon Read - Lead O/S - Apr/04 with Tom Chamberlain

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/00 with Roy Thomas

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/00

bullybones - Lead - 2000

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Aug/98

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 09/Jun/95 with Silvio Murgia

Roget - Solo O/S - 20/Aug/91

Michael Hood - Lead - 12/Aug/90

Nigel Bond - Lead - 20/May/84 with Charlie Leverton

David Smith - Lead - 09/Oct/82

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, Michael Hood, Hidden

Voting
Total votes cast 37
hard E20 of 14
E20 of 14
easy E20 of 14
hard E10 of 14
E114 of 14
easy E10 of 14
hard HVS0 of 14
HVS0 of 14
easy HVS0 of 14
hard 5b0 of 14
5b3 of 14
easy 5b6 of 14
hard 5a4 of 14
5a1 of 14
easy 5a0 of 14
hard 4c0 of 14
4c0 of 14
easy 4c0 of 14
3 Stars1 of 9
2 Stars7 of 9
1 Star1 of 9
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 38 (2.6%)
Lead25 of 38 (65.8%)
Followed9 of 38 (23.7%)
Unknown3 of 38 (7.9%)

'Climbed'15 of 38 (39.5%)
clean O/S18 of 38 (47.4%)
clean rpt1 of 38 (2.6%)
dogged1 of 38 (2.6%)
dnf3 of 38 (7.9%)