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South Crack (Unknown) 

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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ British: MS 4a [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: kevinnlong on Jul 18, 2008
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BETA PHOTO: Follow the obvious crack. Many holds and good feet...
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This route is located on the South Face of Cob Rock and is easily seen on the standard walk off along the south and western portions of the rock. It follows and obvious, hand-sized crack just to the left of the tree at the summit.

The route has ample gear placement opportunities but sees very little traffic. It would make an excellent, novice trad lead as it is short, distinct, decently protected, and one could easily belay from the tree at the summit (ie. an obvious anchor location).

For Cob Rock regulars, it is only worth doing after one of the more standard summiting routes is completed.

One last benefit, the road and creek noises are minimal since it faces south (southwest).


It is best approached on the decent from the summit block. Instead of traversing south to the path, make your way down the gully (cut right, west, early) to the base of the crack.

From the base of Cob Rock, head up around the west side of the rock and up the gully along its south face to the base of the crack.


Standard rack with mostly 1-2 inch sized pieces. A 3 inch piece might be nice.

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By claramie
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 13, 2012

Agreed that, although short, this is a great 1st lead. Easy climbing, bomber gear, and a tree for an anchor. Good jams on it too (or you can just climb the jugs around the crack).