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Cobrazone

Utah > Uinta Mountains > Bald Mountain
Access Issue: Located in a National Forest Fee Area Details

Description

Morning sun, evening shade, off the beaten path, short approach

Getting There

On the north end of the Bald Mountain Trailhead parking lot, a dirt road leads up to and past a green gate. Walk 80ft past the gate and veer left at a cairn. Follow cairns through sparse trees to the edge of the talus. The Cobra will be in view. Follow cairns straight across talus to a medium sized boulder directly below the Cobrazone.This should be an easy 10-15min approach Harness up here and then climb the first pitch of Caging the Cobra 5.7(you should see the bolts, 5bolts) with your packs to gain the huge ledge(Chip and Dale Ledge) then take your shirt off and make yourself comfortable.You have now entered the Cobrazone.

Routes from Left to Right

5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 1
Dead Chickens for Komodos
Trad, Alpine
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 14
Blake Effect
Trad, Alpine
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 8
10 Bolts To Freedom
Sport, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 13
Komodo Corner
Trad, Alpine
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 2
Authenticity
Trad, Alpine
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 2
Hemotoxin
Trad, Alpine
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Open Hood
Trad, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 16
Caging the Cobra
Sport, Alpine 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 10
Cobra
Sport, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 3
Charming the Choss
Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 25
Aaron's Hot Venom Injection Arete
Sport, Alpine
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 2
Frogman of the Uintas
Sport, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dead Chickens for Komodos
 1
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Alpine
Blake Effect
 14
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine
10 Bolts To Freedom
 8
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, Alpine
Komodo Corner
 13
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine
Authenticity
 2
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine
Hemotoxin
 2
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Alpine
Open Hood
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine
Caging the Cobra
 16
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, Alpine 2 pitches
Cobra
 10
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, Alpine
Charming the Choss
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad, Alpine 2 pitches
Aaron's Hot Venom Injection…
 25
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, Alpine
Frogman of the Uintas
 2
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, Alpine

Photos [Hide ALL Photos]

Nice shot of the Cobra by the Rudester
[Hide Photo] Nice shot of the Cobra by the Rudester
Bring a 70m rope and knot the ends, a 60m with knotted ends may just make it...barely..maybe...bring a 70m.
[Hide Photo] Bring a 70m rope and knot the ends, a 60m with knotted ends may just make it...barely..maybe...bring a 70m.
A shot from out in the meadow looking right into the cobra's eye
[Hide Photo] A shot from out in the meadow looking right into the cobra's eye
AHVI Arete
[Hide Photo] AHVI Arete
Flannel day on the ledge,  I guess,  with Russo and Judd
[Hide Photo] Flannel day on the ledge, I guess, with Russo and Judd
Snowsnake
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Cobra from the approach
[Hide Photo] Cobra from the approach

Comments [Hide ALL Comments]

Ty Falk
Huntington, VT
[Hide Comment] Lots of thanks to Blake for developing and sharing this crag with everyone! He put tons of time and effort into this new area!! Oct 13, 2015
Stan Pitcher
SLC, UT
[Hide Comment] Ha - was looking at this while skiing Murdock peak the other day thinking there must be some routes there. Looking forward to checking it out. May 24, 2016
Boissal .
Small Lake, UT
[Hide Comment] If you don't feel like climbing 5.7 with your pack on there's a reasonably clean staircase feature about 100' up and left from the bolted approach pitch. It's 4th class well sprinkled with choss so make sure what you pull on is attached to the wall. Jul 17, 2017
[Hide Comment] A couple tips; this place is not dog freindly; bring your sunscreen; watch your step on the ledge so you don't fall to your death; a 3rd alt approach is possible and possibly better than the 4th class, which is to come in on the ledge from the far left. Thanks for the great addition Blake; I'll be back for more Jul 18, 2018