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Cob Rock
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Aid Crack T 
Brownies In The Basin T,S 
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Crystal Arete 
Devil's Dream T 
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Empor T 
Empor Scary Variant T 
Face Problem 
Face Route T,TR 
Game, The 
Goat, The T,TR 
Headless Horseman, The 
Hug, The 
Hurley Direct T 
Huston Crack T 
Indistinction T,S 
Left Huge aka The Hug Left 
Mantle Arete 
Ms. Fanny Le Pump T 
Night Vision T,S 
North Face Center T 
North Face Left T 
Northwest Corner T 
Othello T 
Right Crack T 
Sleepy Hollow 
South Crack (Unknown) T 
Thunder Road S 
Under The Boardwalk 
Unknown T 
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West Dihedral T 
West Rib T 
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Right Crack 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Richard Rossiter, solo, 1980.
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Submitted By: Walt Wehner on Jan 1, 2001

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Description 

The right crack of the routes located just around the corner and uphill (to the east) of the buttress with Huston Crack and Aid Crack at Cob Rock. This one climbs a short left-facing dihedral to a slabby offwidth/fist crack. This is actually a very good climb to practice offwidth techniques on, and quite fun. But there's no anchor, so the walkoff reduces its appeal. Seldom climbed, but worthwhile.


Protection 

Set of cams, heavy on fists/big stuff (#3 and #4 Camalots are good).



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By ClimbandMine
Jan 23, 2002

I might give it 5.6, but 5.7? Nah. Not really worth the annoying descent.

By Chris Mueller
Jul 18, 2002

Definitely 5.6. The offwidth sections don't take #3 Camalots (didn't bring any 4s, but those should work). But, there's a hand crack to the right that does take normal gear (probably 5.6 also). Slap some gear in that crack, climb down a bit, and practice those arm bars! From the top, follow a very loose path up to the left and rap from a tree. Leave a TR anchor and do the dirty, parallel finger cracks that follow the rap line (5.10?).

By John Jennings
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 29, 2002

I'm amazed this route was given two stars here. It's a good warm up, but that's about it. Indistinction(5.8), which is to the left of Right Crack, is a much better route.

By Stephanovich
From: Boulder, CO
Jul 10, 2007

This route is also fun. Rack: (BD) cams #s 1-3 and a #9 or a 10 stopper climbed on 5/17/07- 1 pitch (60m).

By James Beissel
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 23, 2008

Good climbing, crappy descent.

By Chip Loomis
Sep 13, 2010
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

There are slings on a tree around the left corner for a 60 foot rappel.

By Top Rope Hero
From: Was Estes Park, now homeless
Jul 17, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

The rap station has great slings but only one, razor thin aluminum ring. Wouldn't hang my doubts on that dog. Somebody PLEASE invest some damn pocket change and back that shit show up with a lock link.

(IIIII will if'n I ever do that side of CR again....)

By tsuji
From: Boulder, CO
May 3, 2012

Not really worth doing this route.