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Cardboard Cowboy 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Paul Glover, Hank Caylor, late 1980s
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Submitted By: Pinklebear on Jun 23, 2008
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  • Description 

    This is the four bolt route immediately right of New Saigon, on the southwest face of The Hand, up the slipper ramp/slab above Power Bulge. It climbs a chocolate-brown, overhanging wall on pockets, crimps and huecos.


    This is on the upper southwest face of The Hand.


    Four bolts and anchors.

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    By jarthur
    From: Westminster, CO
    Oct 3, 2008

    Talk about spicy getting to the anchors. Keep your cool and you'll have it. The movement on this one is just amazing. The spicy factor just makes it that much better. Super rad!!!

    By Paul Glover
    Jul 5, 2010

    Sorry. The spice is gone. There is a bolt added to guide one to the best climbing and reduce the big end whipper. More in keeping with the rest of the routes on that wall. Of course, if you like it spicy, don't clip it or better yet solo it.