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Berlin Wall S 
Chockblock Chimney T 
Controlled Burn T 
Cosmic Debris T 
Drive By Shooting S 
Gold Dust T 
Great Escape, The S 
Heathenistic Pursuit T 
Lighten Up S 
Max Deviator S 
Mongoloid S 
New Wave S 
Ninety-six Degrees in the Shade S 

Cosmic Debris 

YDS: 5.13b French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 30 British: E7 6c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.13b French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 30 British: E7 6c [details]
FA: Bill Price, 1980
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Submitted By: Brad G on Apr 27, 2009

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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.


green through grey alien size pieces

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Rock Climbing Photo: Another angle of Cosmic Debris
Another angle of Cosmic Debris
Rock Climbing Photo: Very steep, very hard, very fun
Very steep, very hard, very fun
Rock Climbing Photo: Leading Cosmic Debris
Leading Cosmic Debris
Rock Climbing Photo: CVL on 'Cosmic Debris'
CVL on 'Cosmic Debris'

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By Osprey Overhang
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.

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