Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Coco Crag
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Adventure Guppies S 
Coco Puffs T 
Cocopuss S 
Fontanar de Rojo T 
Hidden Meaning TR 
Moon Where the Wind Blows S 
Ruta de Roja T 
Snagglepuss S 
Stupid Cat S 


YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Pier & Randy Marsh
Season: Anytime
Page Views: 3,729
Submitted By: 46and2 on Apr 7, 2007

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (69)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Sheri TR'ing Cocopuss and nearing the top of the r...

RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


This is an EXCELLENT sport route on the left side of the Coco Crag about 3 feet right of the obvious chimney. Varied movements; great protection; and climbing that is much steeper than it appears from the ground; as good as any sport route in Red Rocks at the grade IMHO. Brock guidebook says 10b but it might be 10a'ish??


This is the first obvious bolted line just right of the chimney. Rappel from the anchors with one 60 meter rope; a 50 might make it too??


8 Bolts lead to some anchors on the slab above. The route is well protected and climbs great.

Photos of Cocopuss Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Sheri backstepping through a steep section of Cocu...
Sheri backstepping through a steep section of Cocu...
Rock Climbing Photo: SO FUN!!
Rock Climbing Photo: Sheri by the 3rd clip on Cocopuss
Sheri by the 3rd clip on Cocopuss
Rock Climbing Photo: Moving through the steep section on Cocopuss
Moving through the steep section on Cocopuss
Rock Climbing Photo: Brian leading Cocopuss and LOVING this route; supe...
Brian leading Cocopuss and LOVING this route; supe...
Rock Climbing Photo: Great route!
Great route!

Comments on Cocopuss Add Comment
Show which comments
By Jon O'Brien
From: Nevada
Jul 20, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

i think the grade works if you stick to the bolts at the roof/arete, it's easy to go waay left and pull up on dyna-jugs but it's sketchily away and around from the bolt... that's my take on it anyway. it IS fun, the one on the right is awesome too!
By cachu
Apr 27, 2011
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Please update the protection. There are now 9 bolts with open loop anchors on top. 4-26-11.
By scotticusmaximus
From: Santa Cruz, CA
Apr 28, 2012

A joy of a climb! It has a little bit of everything mixed in. Add to that some nice views at the top and being away from the hustle and bustle of the popular crags and you have yourself a gem - definitely worth the hike out!
By Cunning Linguist
Mar 26, 2014

Anchor replaced with half inch stainless and mussies courtesy the ASCA.
By Scott360
From: Las Vegas
May 23, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Based on the movements and some slightly overhanging moves that require some power, I'd rate this a 10.a. Based on how featured the rock is, it's a 9, maybe a 9+. Not like there's a huge difference between either of these ratings, though...

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!