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Elevation: 6,650 ft
GPS: 40.0005, -105.3895
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Description Suggest change

This is a solid slab that will be cooler than a majority of rocks in the canyon due to its shaded north-facing location. Top access is via a trail shortly west of the rock. There are a number of enticing trad crack routes, many moderate and excellent for beginning trad leaders. Cob has a number of classic climbs on it, put up in the '50s and '60s.

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East Face

A. Scratch?, 12-, 1p, gear.

B. Leave it of Lead It?, 12, 1p, gear.

C. Racing The Sun?, 11 X, 1p, bolt, gear or TR.

D. Devil's Dream, 9, 1p, 70', gear.

E. Eat Left, 10- PG-13, 1p, 50', gear.

F. Eat Right, 10 PG-13, 1p, 50', gear.

G? Budin’s Foundation Crack, 7, 1p, gear.

H?. Body Talk?, 9+, 1p, gear.

I. Othello, 10, 1p, 60', gear.

North Face

J. Ms. Fanny Le- Pump, 11, 1p, gear.

K. Indistinction, 7+, 1p, gear.

L. Right Crack, 6, 1p, gear.

M. Night Vision, 10 PG-13, 2p, gear & bolts.

N. Huston Crack, 9-, 1p, 60', gear.

O. Aid Crack, 10+ R, 1p, 60', gear.

P. Face Route 11- X, 1p, 60', gear.

Q. The Goat, 9, 1p, gear.

R. East Crack, 10-, 2p, gear.

S. North Face Left, 8-, 2p, 210', gear.

T. North Face Center, 7+, 2p, 210', gear.

U. Empor, 8-, 2p, 210', gear.

Northwest bit

V. Variation, 9 R, 2p, 210', gear.

W. Northwest Corner, 8, 2p, 200', gear.

West Face

X. Hurley Direct, 10-, 2p, gear.

Y. Table Scraps, 12-, 1p, 50', gear.

A. Brownies in The Basin, 9+ X, now 9+, 1-2p, bolts & gear.

AA. West Crack?, 9+, 2p, gear.

BB. West Rib, 8, 2p, gear.

CC. West Dihedral, 8, 2p, gear.

DD. Upper West Face, ?

EE. Thunder Road, 12-, 1p, 70', bolts.

FF. Corn on the Cob, 10, 1p, 70', bolts.

Getting There Suggest change

About 6.1 miles up the canyon, on the south side of Boulder Canyon there's a pullout on the left side of the road beneath the rock. It's obvious. Crossing the river can be sketchy; we found it to be easiest via some rocks that are at the east edge of the pullout. Find the trail running to the right and up to the base of the rock.
Crossing the stream requires a Tyrolean in high water. There are a few of these along the stream, one of which is very close to Cob Rock.

Descent

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Per L Kap: the traditional descent is a walkoff to the west; however, due to the severely degraded and eroded condition of the hillside, a rappel anchor was added to the west of Empor in 2013. It has two bolted rap stations and can be done with a 60m rope. Local climbers are working with the landowner (Forest Service) to hopefully install an engineered descent trail. In the meantime, climbers wishing to avoid contributing to erosion can use the rappel anchors. The rappel route unavoidably crosses the Northwest Corner route, and some climbers might mistakenly use it for belay stations, so please be considerate and check before tossing your rope.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cob Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V3 6A
 8
Face Problem
Boulder
V8-9 7B+
 18
Left Huge aka The Hug Left
Boulder
V10-11 8A PG13
 8
The Hug
Boulder
V11 8A
 4
The Hug Right
Boulder
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 582
North Face Center
Trad 2 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 466
Empor
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 109
Northwest Corner
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 103
North Face Left
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 317
Huston Crack
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 32
West Cracks
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 70
Hurley Direct
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 71
East Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 43
Night Vision
Trad, Sport 3 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 155
Aid Crack
Trad, TR
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 19
Thunder Road
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Face Problem
 8
V3 6A Boulder
Left Huge aka The Hug Left
 18
V8-9 7B+ Boulder
The Hug
 8
V10-11 8A PG13 Boulder
The Hug Right
 4
V11 8A Boulder
North Face Center
 582
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Empor
 466
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Northwest Corner
 109
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
North Face Left
 103
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Huston Crack
 317
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
West Cracks
 32
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Hurley Direct
 70
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
East Crack
 71
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Night Vision
 43
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad, Sport 3 pitches
Aid Crack
 155
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, TR
Thunder Road
 19
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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