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Cascade ScramblerChicken Out Ridge: not all it's cracked up to be  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

Cascade Scrambler

"Chicken Out Ridge" disappointed me. We waited 45 minutes to gain the entrance to the ridge due to a large bottleneck of people who were obviously contemplating chickening out. At this point we thought that the ridge must be pretty gnarly if all those people were backing off (they were not descending). Once we gained the entrance to the ridge, it was a piece of cake. Taking the trail on the north face of the ridge allowed us to bypass at least 20 people who were struggling on the south side. I'm still wondering what I got all psyched out about, hoping that it might be difficult, but I guess each person's level of comfort is different. 5.5 hours to the top (including that 45 minute wait at Chicken Out Ridge), 2 hours to get down. Great views, nice hike.
Posted Aug 5, 2007 3:09 pm

RedwicWe Didn't "Chicken Out"...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007

Redwic

A friend & I completed a successful first attempt of Borah Peak via the "Chicken Out Ridge" route. The weather conditions were great, which I believe really helped our climb. Before this hike neither of us had any true scrambling experience, which made this hike more intense (for our limited climbing experience, that is) than we had envisioned. With that said, and despite other hikers turning around, we had few difficulties. When crossing the ridge, we found ourselves taking different paths during our ascent & descent. Portions of the route might be difficult, but people of all shapes, sizes, and ages were traversing the route. We even saw one dog complete the ridge section, although the owner said "never again" because of the difficulty.
Posted Jul 29, 2007 12:59 pm

J FoxTwice in one day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 1998

J Fox

Climbed this with my Dad. He took a break at Chicken Out ridge while I summited. I then collected him on the descent and up we went for my second time on the summit.
Posted Jun 29, 2007 4:10 pm

CurtGreat route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007

Curt

I really enjoyed this route. Chicken Out Ridge was a lot of fun. The only negative was grinding out the on-trail portion of the descent.
Posted Jun 24, 2007 9:47 pm

kwagChicken Out?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2006

kwag

It was awesome, especially going up. Once I got back into the trees my toes and knees really started hurting. Chicken out Ridge was tight.
Posted Apr 17, 2007 10:59 pm

skunk apesouth ridge  Sucess!

skunk ape

6 times now.
Posted Mar 28, 2007 8:55 pm

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