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Before climbing Borah Peak, I spent a lot of time researching the climb. Most of the posts mentioned Chicken-out Ridge but only briefly described the final section of the climb--the last approximately 800 feet leading to the summit. I found this section much more challenging than Chicken-out Ridge. Despite it's reputation, Chicken-out Ridge consists of fairly stable, secure rock. The last 800 feet of climb beyond Chicken-out Ridge, however, is very steep, covered in loose rock, and, at times, doesn't have a lot of good foot holds. If you take your time, climb carefully, and exercise caution, you'll be fine. But don't underestimate this last section.