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The Cobra 


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Submitted By: Andrew Gram on Nov 30, 1999
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BETA PHOTO: The Cobra, another wild Fisher Towers formation.

Description 

The Cobra is the wild short tower along the approach path to Ancient Art. How on earth is this thing still standing? Well named-it looks exactly like a hooded cobra rearing up to strike(which is appropriate considering the seriousness of the route).


Getting There 

Follow the Ancient Art approach to the base of the formartion, which will be completely obvious.


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['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Cobra:
The Cobra   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c R     Trad   
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Posing on the Cobra.

The Cobra 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c UT : Moab Area : ... : The Cobra
This route is a Fisher Tower classic. It should be a mandatory lead for anyone who wants to climb the larger towers. So unlikely, yet so much fun, and semi-terrifying too. Sart on the north side below a crack system. Up this at 5.9 or so, ending up on the obvious ledge on the west. A tricky mantel here (some kind of small camming device) gains another ledge below the major bulge above. Here you can actually throw a long piece of webbing all around the tower for protection. Reaching and...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

Photos of The Cobra Slideshow Add Photo
The Cobra and Castle Valley towers in the background seen in the morning after climbing Ancient Art in May 2007
The Cobra and Castle Valley towers in the backgrou...
Snake dance.
Snake dance.
On top, looking over castle valley
On top, looking over castle valley
Dan busts out a headstand on The Cobra
Dan busts out a headstand on The Cobra
The Cobra. <br />Photo: Todd Gordon Collection.
The Cobra.
Photo: Todd Gordon Collection.
Creepy climb. Don't fall.
Creepy climb. Don't fall.
BETA PHOTO
The Kingfischer in the middle with The Cobra in profile to the right.
BETA PHOTO: The Kingfischer in the middle with The Cobra in pr...
Sunset on the Cobra
Sunset on the Cobra
so close to art, must climb
so close to art, must climb
Early morning Cobra and Castle Valley.
Early morning Cobra and Castle Valley.
El Gato made it happen. <br />U-Taaaaaaaaaw baby!
El Gato made it happen.
U-Taaaaaaaaaw baby!
Slater S. on the FA of the Cobra (for this one particular day. . . yup, damn proud).
Slater S. on the FA of the Cobra (for this one par...
Moab - The Cobra
Moab - The Cobra
Too small?.My first boulder problem.
Too small?.My first boulder problem.
the Cobra
the Cobra
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By Nathan Furman
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Mar 26, 2008

Really cool climb. At one point I had told myself that climbing the cobra was the definition of bad judgment, but finally temptation over-rode common sense. It was worth it.

I didn't free it--pulled on the pin--but was well worth it for the interesting top out. Pulling on the pin makes the move about 5.9.

By Dwight Jugornot
From: Arvada, Co.
Nov 1, 2013

Get on that sucker before it falls down-goes boom. A cam or two down low might prevent a decker thus easing the R. Responds well to technique and ability to read rock. Thanks Todd!