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Cosmic Debris 

YDS: 5.13 French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: X- British: E7 6c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.13 French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: X- British: E7 6c [details]
FA: Bill Price, 1980
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Submitted By: Brad G on Apr 27, 2009
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Very steep, very hard, very fun
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A classic overhanging finger crack. The climbing starts with bomber locks until you hit a hand jam rest. From there the crack gets thinner and the climbing gets harder. The whole thing is really damn hard though. Overhanging climbing with microscopic foot holds makes this a major test piece. Have fun!


A hundred feet right of the Great Escape. Look for the obvious splitter up there on the ledge.


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By Osprey
From: ...
Jan 22, 2010

I was told a good way to prepare for this climb. "Place a vice grip on each of your fingertips and keep them on for twenty minutes or so. Do this repeatedly until you begin to like the way it feels. Then you will be ready to give Cosmic Debris a solid go."

By john strand
From: southern colo
Jan 30, 2010

f/a Bill Price

By Colin Simon
From: Boulder, CO
Nov 28, 2010

Is it feasible to set up a toprope on this sucker?

By randy baum
From: Minneapolis, MN
Sep 25, 2011

honnold free soloed this a couple days ago. said it felt soft.

By skinny legs and all
From: Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Jan 15, 2014

I believe Steph Davis got the first female ascent of this classic line sometime in the latter half of the 2000's.