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Reverse Cowgirl  

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
FA: ECD, gentle Ben Griffin.
New Route: Yes
Season: Summer/Fall
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Submitted By: Erik Durgin on Sep 12, 2012

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Description 

This route is fantastic! It is a gently overhanging, power endurance, fun factory where finger strength and fancy footwork are the key to maximum funning!

Start with a few bolts of enjoyably .11- climbing. Get an almost jug at the third bolt, and prepare thyself as the angle steepens and the holds get significantly more fun (smaller) and no rest till you clip the anchors!

The grade is a rough estimate, I really have no idea. It's definitely 5th class though, that's for sure.

As for the name, it really works best in a sentence. For example; "Hey man, have you ever tried reverse cowgirl?" "Are you kidding? It's one of my favorites, I do it all the time." "Yeah, it feels sooooo good if you go all the way to the top!"

Location 

This is on the gently overhanging wall between "Track Team" and "Eagle Block". Start off a boulder 10 feet right of the Track Team arete.

Protection 

7 bolts plus anchors. Extended draws on bolts 3 and 5 are very helpful on redpoint attempts.


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Ben having more fun than you!
Ben having more fun than you!
In the thick of it.
BETA PHOTO: In the thick of it.

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By Harold
From: Bayfield, CO
Sep 12, 2012

Nice, since you can't write about penises.
By Christopher Barlow
Sep 12, 2012

Erik,

This made me laugh. Nice work.

- And on the route, too. This is the face just right of Track Team with some triangular features at mid-height? If so, this was the next line on my list to equip before I left town. Sweet.
By Erik Durgin
Sep 12, 2012

You got it, Chris! I've been looking at the line for a long time as wel,l and it really exceeded my expectations. It only took me about 20 minutes to clean after I bolted it!
By Timmy! Tormey
From: Fakeville, USA
Sep 13, 2012

Haha, you said penis!
By Ben Griffin
From: Durango, CO
Sep 15, 2012

This is not a first ascent. I have been top roping under that roof for like 30 years, and I am only 29. First ascent, my wonder balls!
By durango dream
May 29, 2013
rating: 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

So I hear a key hold broke off this route? Is it any harder? Why was it not reinforced in the first place?
By Erik Durgin
May 30, 2013

That particular move is a little harder, but it doesn't affect the overall difficulty or quality of the route. If one little move makes that big of a difference, it probably means you weren't strong enough to climb the route in the first place, Drew.
By durango dream
May 31, 2013
rating: 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

Not sure who Drew is... but that comment is a little rash, don't you think. What if the crux hold of the Mandala broke just a little, no matter how strong one might be, would it not deem the climb a bit harder based on theory alone? I hear it was a pretty good hold for the right hand to catch a quick breath and move into the next harder section. Just saying maybe you should be more open minded about others opinions :)
By Ben Griffin
From: Durango, CO
Jun 1, 2013

Why would you compare a V13 boulder problem to a 12c route? Who cares about The Mandala. There is no significance to the two rock climbs. I hear Durango Dream is a little tight on the belay.
By durango dream
Jun 2, 2013
rating: 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

Long live Durango dream ... he has come, gone, and will never return to the chossy ego driven climbing of Durango.... I think I will start rafting. I hear the Animas is off the chains.
By William Mondragon
From: My car
Jun 3, 2013
rating: 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b

You guys are too funny. Have another beer... & what a great route, everything flows really nicely. Definitely my favorite in the canyon. Props, Erik!
By skinny legs and all
From: Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Jul 21, 2013

Flubbing funning description, Erik!