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Space Cowboys 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a PG13

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
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Season: Winter
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Submitted By: climnron on Nov 1, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Fully bolted now

Description 

Arete to the left of Mission To Mars. Crumbly and loose start with "ok" gear. The rest of the route is really, really fun.


Location 

Left of Mission To Mars.


Protection 

Small alien and nut for the start. Bolts to the anchor.



Photos of Space Cowboys Slideshow Add Photo
Dawn Kish cruising up Space Cowboys.
Dawn Kish cruising up Space Cowboys.
Pete Walka on a fantastic February day
Pete Walka on a fantastic February day
What a view
What a view
Top of the route
BETA PHOTO: Top of the route
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By Mike
From: Phoenix
Jan 27, 2008
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

There is now (again?) a direct start, passing a couple pins to get to the bolts. The direct version is IMO a better and more natural line. Also, this protects well and IMO does not deserve a PG rating, especially in Sedona.

By MisterE
From: Bishop, CA
Jun 30, 2008
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

I added 3 fixed pins to the start of this route last winter. It is now well protected, and should clean up nicely now that the start of the route is established. No longer a PG route.

By MisterE
From: Bishop, CA
Dec 14, 2008
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Route Update:

We also added an additional bolt on the arete, avoiding the ramp makes it now fun 5.10 to gain the sloping ledge under the roof.

THE CRUX SIDE-CLING AT THE ROOF BROKE OFF, LEAVING A NICE EDGE, BUT A BIT EASIER. SEEMS TO BE 5.11B NOW

By Dean Hoffman
Feb 1, 2010
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

Fantastic route, great moves never too cruxy. Too bad that the anchor is nasty looking tat. Hope to put some chains on it next time I make it down. Really fun route. Not PG 13 with the pins.

By bsear945
Feb 15, 2010

Really fun and clean moves up the arete. It is a shame that the top is kind of chossy. I think that it felt like 11.a. But its still a great route.

By Dean Hoffman
Feb 16, 2010
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

New chains are up

By Tradoholic
Mar 16, 2010
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

New anchors are bomber. Thanks Dean!

Choss at the bottom is more than made up for in the upper climbing.

By Laurel
From: Phoenix
Dec 12, 2011

Very aesthetic line, good times, thanks for all the improvments
PS holds still falling off, big block camae off this weekend, ledge is actully better now

By Wiley Coyote
From: Phoenix, Arizona
Jun 3, 2014
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

Route is now fully bolted with the exception of a fixed pin. No need for any gear. Fun route, good anchors. Still sorta crumbly at the bottom.
Climbed Spring 2014.