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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
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Submitted By: 46and2 on Apr 7, 2007

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Sheri TR'ing Cocopuss and nearing the top of the r...

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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.

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Moving through the steep section on Cocopuss
Moving through the steep section on Cocopuss
Sheri backstepping through a steep section of Cocu...
Sheri backstepping through a steep section of Cocu...
Brian leading Cocopuss and LOVING this route; supe...
Brian leading Cocopuss and LOVING this route; supe...
Sheri by the 3rd clip on Cocopuss
Sheri by the 3rd clip on Cocopuss

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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 Stone Nude
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...
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