Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New
Login with Facebook
Wendell Spire
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Bag of Tricks aka Flake 
Beak, The 
Black Streak, The 
Bob's Nob 
Castlewood Capers 
Cheesedick Soiree 
Cobble Wobble 
Horizontal Bop 
Nob Job 
Noodlers' Nightmare 
Nose Job 
Phalloid Void 
Pit Viper 
Pocket, The 
Prarie Dog 
Ruse, The 
Seamless aka Knappweed Infestation 
Slot, The 
Song of the Wood 
Sub, The 
Sun Cave Direct 
Sun Cave Right 
Textured Landscape 
Unsorted Routes:

Cobble Wobble 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c/d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Scott Sills, 1994
Page Views: 1,038
Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Mar 25, 2001
Good Page? 0 people like this page. Your opinion:   

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (17)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Al nearing the top of Cobble Wobble, Jan. 2009.
Seasonal Raptor Closures MORE INFO >>>


Cobble Wobble is one of the earliest and finest routes put in at the Wendell Spire area. It starts just about where the trail meets the wall. It is the left of two obvious face climbs both immediately left of the shallow 5.6 bolted ramp.

The ramp starts about 10 feet right and uphill. Deceptively harder than it looks, Cobble Wobble ascends largely excellent cobbles, mostly very small. A crux between bolts 2 and 3 leads to very continuous pebble pinching right up to the last bolt. A second crux between the last bolt and the anchor gives the coup de grace for the finger pump. Don't be shy; a hang on the last bolt is now considered a general courtesy to those of us who run out of juice at the last bolt.

Cobble Wobble is another beautiful Scott Sills line. It is worth three stars by CWC standards, but it's CWC, and nothing gets three stars. This ain't Devil's Head after all!!!


QDs only. Bring 7-8 QDs and something for the double bolt anchor at the top. This line is approximately 50 feet long.

Comments on Cobble Wobble Add Comment
Show which comments
By Darin Lang
May 5, 2002
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c

A great, pumpy route, but a bit harder than 10c IMO. Tom's guidebook lists it as 11a, which seemed about right to me. Then again, perhaps it was just the sustained nature of the climbing that made it feel harder ... Out of a sense of duty, and as a courtesy to all those who preceded me, I hung on the last bolt ....

By Ryan Brough
From: Arvada, Colorado
Sep 12, 2008
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c

This climb is has twice as many bolts as its neighbor, Icerigger, but it is more difficult.

By Old and Busted
From: Centennial, CO
Apr 18, 2009
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c

It's 5.10E.