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Cob Rock
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Aid Crack 
Brownies In The Basin 
Corn on the Cob 
Crystal Arete 
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East Crack 
Empor 
Empor Scary Variant 
Face Problem 
Face Route 
Game, The 
Goat, The 
Headless Horseman, The 
Hug, The 
Hurley Direct 
Huston Crack 
Indistinction 
Left Huge aka The Hug Left 
Mantle Arete 
Ms. Fanny Le Pump 
Night Vision 
North Face Center 
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Northwest Corner 
Othello 
Right Crack 
Sleepy Hollow 
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Thunder Road 
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Face Route 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c X

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c [details]
FA: unknown, probably '70s or early '80s
Season: Summer: shaded and North-facing.
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Submitted By: Tony B on Nov 20, 2007
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Description 

Truly good climbing, and truly runout. The moves are technical and aesthetic, rather than burley and insecure. A good problem to hang after getting up on Huston Crack or the 'Aid Crack" (which goes free at 10d).


Location 

This route climbs the technical face just right of the more obvious 'Aid Crack' on the lower part of the North Face of Cob Rock.


Protection 

Not much, if any. A TR can be set from the ledge above with some gear and cord.



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By Shane Z
From: Colorado
May 18, 2008

The entire climb felt 5.11 as there are several cruxs throughout, especially at the start. The seam at the top might take 'small' RPs if I remember correctly (I seriously doubt it). This would be a bold lead as it probably would have to be climbed without gear, perhaps an awkward small cam placement periodically (again, I doubt it). Face Route makes for a fun late day adventure as it will leave you feeling complete and energized as it did me. Most of the moves involve balancy, intricate, and technical foot work on small insecure edges.

By VARMENT
From: Boulder, Colorado
Sep 17, 2010
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c R

Bring small TCUs (couple C3 00s are useful) and some wires. Bold lead certainly, but the climbing eases up after the first 15 feet.