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Cowboy 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 200'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
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Season: Summer
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Submitted By: Jason Dilworth on Jan 21, 2006

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Anna leading Cowboy

Description 

This is a simple route that starts directly across from the Bath Rock parking area. The route varies from guide book to guide book, but basically as a 5.5 it runs straight towards the left crack. It takes the line furthest left of the tree on the face. The climbing involves moving from one large hand hold to the next. It is on the east face, and a little left of center. Descend via the back.


Protection 

Single rack up to 6 inches, sling horns for protection on the face.



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Heidi approaching tied-off chickenhead. Bomber protection!
Heidi approaching tied-off chickenhead. Bomber pro...
Breaking it up in 2 pitches with Matt belaying his old man
Breaking it up in 2 pitches with Matt belaying his...
Early morning solo...
Early morning solo...
On the start shared with Cowgirl and Easy Way Up routes.
On the start shared with Cowgirl and Easy Way Up r...
Starting the route is really fun!
Starting the route is really fun!
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By Blitzo
Oct 24, 2006

This is a great beginners intro to free-soloing or leading.

By crankenstein
May 15, 2010

Great fun for the whole family including small kids. There are abundant chicken heads to sling. Didn't feel hard or run out at all.

By Ed Wade
From: Hermann, MO
Aug 26, 2012

Make this a 2 pitch climb and set your 1st belay 30ft up directly below the upper crack in the big fissure that will be standing in. Bring a large cam ( #5 camalot) for the anchor. On the 2nd pitch you can tie off a knob on your way to the obvious crack that will deposit you on the top off the formation. It is runout above the belay but the climbing is very easy. There is no tree at the top but if you move a little ways back there is a sizable hole in the rock that you can cinch for an anchor, with supplemental gear placements nearby. It's a fairly long climb and you have to walk off the back via the 4th class scramble that contains the rebar handles. A nice moderate climb.

By Lindsey Tema Bath
From: Reno, NV
Oct 4, 2012

soloed this. its so chill it was a great solo around just before sunset with a friend of mine. beautiful veiw up top! nothing like the city!

By Rodger Raubach
Jun 15, 2013
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

This route description coincides with the route diagram in the Bingham guidebook for the Cowgirl Route, ending in the right most crack system with a tree in it. The guidebook route for Cowboy route aims almost straight up towards the left crack of the two described above.

By Matt Schroer
From: Logan, Utah
Jun 23, 2013
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

I second Rodger's comment, above: this page is really the description for "Cowgirl". "Cowboy" takes a line further left of the tree on the face. Either way, they are both super awesome free solo lines. 3 stars if done sans rope, 1 star if you haul up gear.

By grk10vq
Administrator
Jun 23, 2013

Thanks- Edited Cowboy for clarity, added Cowgirl for reference.