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Cob Rock
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Aid Crack 
Brownies In The Basin 
Corn on the Cob 
Crystal Arete 
Devil's Dream 
East Crack 
Empor Scary Variant 
Face Problem 
Face Route 
Game, The 
Goat, The 
Headless Horseman, The 
Hug, The 
Hurley Direct 
Huston Crack 
Left Huge aka The Hug Left 
Mantle Arete 
Ms. Fanny Le Pump 
Night Vision 
North Face Center 
North Face Left 
Northwest Corner 
Right Crack 
Sleepy Hollow 
South Crack (Unknown) 
Thunder Road 
Under The Boardwalk 
West Cracks 
West Dihedral 
West Rib 
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West Rib 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: unknown (at work)
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Submitted By: Michael Walker on Aug 23, 2001
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A very pleasurable journey up the west side of Cob.

P1. Start near a very large boulder on the descent trail from the top of cob on the west side - look up and see the obvious crack. Pitch one is very mellow 5.7 crack that takes any pro you like - be sure to head left when the crack ends and enjoy the exposure on the north side of the pillar.

P2. Pitch two goes up the roof on NW corner - hense the 5.8 rating. Would be even better if it was longer (especially the roof pitch!)


Standard rack.

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By Leo Paik
From: Westminster, Colorado
May 14, 2002

An interesting variation (not described in either Rossiter guide) to the R: Assuming this is the same start (a bit of face climbing protected with a #7 BD wire to a crack with a pod with a big wire stuck about 25 ft up), after about 90 ft you get to a nice belay on the R. From here go R into a R facing corner with a short offwidth. Use a #5 Camalot to start and a #4 1/2 Camalot at the crux. Muscle up. Find a green Alien placement where you move up and left, and join the Northwest Corner.