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The Perfect Pint

This route is located in the Southern Region at Solar Collector and Gold Coast


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Chester Fried Chicken 5.4 (Trad)

First Ascent: Scott Hammon, Stephanie Carson
Length: 0ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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Arching dihedral 8 feet right of previous route.
Descent: Ring anchors
Stays Dry:
Owner: RRGCC
dihedral (1)
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2.67 stars (24 votes)
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5.5 (18 votes)

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Submitted by: Roger
Date: Jun 2nd, 2012


chriss said on September 21st, 2005
this route deserves no stars! the route to the left is way better, and that isn't saying much.
Sco Bro said on October 30th, 2006
This is one of the worst routes ever. I will climb almost any dirty, rotten choss pile and make the best of it. Chris warned me not to waste my time on this pile, I wouldn't listen. Chossy Fried Chicken should never be climbed by anyone. Green Gully is 5 stars in comparison.
soccerfast007 said on November 1st, 2006
Stewy and Sco told me it was a classic and watched me belay 5 people in a row after running up it on TR, i got soaked and left the Gold Coast feeling like my definition of classic differed from the norm, now i realize they were full of shit...thanks guys!
Sco Bro said on November 2nd, 2006
Andrew, you were on the Perfect Pint, which is the good climb. Chossy Fried Chicken isn't even in the same league. Yeah, it's that bad.
anticlmber said on August 3rd, 2007
not that bad. not that good but not that bad. just don't fall
chriss said on August 3rd, 2007
Should be renamed Choster Fried Chicken!
Don McGlone said on November 24th, 2008
I thought this route was pretty good. Good pro, kinda cool stem moves. Embrace the choss.
jenbongo said on December 2nd, 2008
lots of holds to choose from - makes it interesting - and they're not all chossy
Barnacle Ben said on June 15th, 2009
I wish I would have read the online comments before I got on this one. It is horrible. Holds breaking everywhere. Maybe I missed something, but I didn't see any anchors at the top of it. The only option I saw was to traverse over to the lucky duck anchors and belay from up there.
michaelarmand said on August 30th, 2009
The route is not that bad! And the left traverse to the anchors is fine, you can get gear to protect the second.
Saxman said on October 4th, 2009
Route has cleaned up and is fun. Nothing broke on me or Caribe.
rjackson said on January 8th, 2012
It was plenty clean and good fun, but be prepared to run it out near the top.
Wolf said on May 27th, 2014
This climb currently has it's own really bad bolt anchor. The right bolt sticks out about a half inch, the left one has a spinning hanger, and they're both close together in a chunk of rock that's surrounded by connecting surface cracks. I would suggest not using this anchor, although it could function as a directional if you want to climb this route and use the anchor for the two routes to the left.
brayackmedia said on October 20th, 2014
This is at least a 2 star route - cool moves. (For the grade.) It definitely needs a second anchor if someone is up to the task.
Pine Tar said on April 12th, 2016
On 4/10/16 right bolt/hanger of existing anchor was missing, left one had seen better days. Continuing up and left to anchors above Lucky Duck Soup/Perfect Pint good idea. Love the face, crack, and stem moves on this route with great gear. PS LDS/PP was really busy so I backed up the bolt by tying off a feature in the dihedral for a one-time lower off--so there's a bunch of fresh webbing and lockers up there for the taking!
DrRockso said on October 11th, 2016
New SS Glue-Ins as of 10/7/2016. Thanks Fixed Gear Initiative.
Anonymous said on December 23rd, 2020
This route is not as bad as early comments make it out to be. Bring nuts.
Anonymous said on December 23rd, 2020
Love that this site is now focused on 5.4-5.5 trad turds now that Jaggybritches has gone missing haha