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Hollywood Boulevard

This route is located in the Northern Gorge Region at Fortress Wall

Calypso I

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Thunder Chicken 5.11a (Trad) ****

First Ascent: Aron Boyles in 2000
Length: 50ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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This route ascends the handcrack through a roof situated on the upper ledge about 30 feet right of Where Lizards Dare and to the left of Hollywood Boulevard.
Moves: Hands
Descent: Cold shuts
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: NFS
short (1) pumpy (1) hands (1) exposed (1) steep (1) shady (1) fun (1) fists (1)
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4.29 stars (17 votes)
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5.11a (11 votes)

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Submitted by: brhe224
Date: May 3rd, 2014

Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 18th, 2005


Wes said on January 21st, 2003
Great roof crack, upper part is pretty pumpy. Beware of loose rock. Esp. if there are people climbing clypso II. Wes
Myke Dronez said on October 31st, 2008
what it lacks in length is made up in character- pumpy jammin' torquin' and and scummin'. great gear
Cromper said on April 25th, 2012
This thing sucks cams in and swallows them whole. Make sure you belay your second from the top. Amazing route though!
dustonian said on April 25th, 2012
booty call!!!
Cromper said on April 26th, 2012
You almost got a booty call. Fished my number 1 outta there after 30 minutes of finagling.
tpowell said on May 4th, 2014
Sling out your gear for sure. TRing from the anchors is the best. Also, burly as all hell.
halg said on June 10th, 2014
This is a pretty physical route. I had a fun time climbing THE THUNDER CHICKEN.
njclimber said on October 31st, 2017
Nice number 2 currently stuck on this. Should be fairly easy to get out. Bring your cleaning gear
taurusclimber said on August 27th, 2018
Leave the #2 stuck, it helps keep the rope from sucking your cams back in. Great climb.
symardila said on August 5th, 2019
Cleaned the gear on a single rope rappel while my belayer held the other end. It was farely easy to get to the gear if you stay attached to the other rope as if you were cleaning a steep sport climb. I held the rope out for the first 10ft to keep it from pushing the gear into the crack. After I took that piece at the lip there were no Issues at all. Great bouldery route.