Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: (TR) Unknown, FL: Bob Gaines, 1/89
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Shared By: Tony B on Jan 3, 2005
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This is a fun route, and an obvious line. This is on the left (West) end of the south face of Campfire crag. The line is visible from quite some distance away, popping up through a roof from a well defines cave-like arch and climbing the leaning crack above. It is the second crack from the right of the group of climbs on this feature.

The bulging crux is interesting, but littered with good holds. Climb up easy rock, place a few aliens or TCU's back in cracks just before the bulge, (long slings) then clip a bolt & pop up and over into the slightly right-leaning crack. The climbing eases up after a few moves.


A single bolt near the crux move suppliments the standard trad rack protection. Below the bolt, small TCU's and aliens are the best option.
Bo Johnston  
I loved this route. The begining is very acrobatic and the finishing angled finger crack a joy! Jan 24, 2005
Yucca Valley, CA
Locker   Yucca Valley, CA
nice! Feb 13, 2005
Kristian Solem
Monrovia, CA
Kristian Solem   Monrovia, CA
Genuine Cowhide is one of my favoriite Indian Cove moderates, and I've done it many times. I have to say that .10a does seem a bit of a sandbag compared to other 10a's in the same area. Jan 12, 2010
Richard Shore
Richard Shore  
Great fun! The bolt that protects the crux is a spinner, consider bringing a wrench to tighten it down if you're in the area. The upper crack is more like a shallow groove, and medium cams (0.5-1 camalot) work well. 1-2" gear for an anchor in a horizontal crack just to climber's right of the line. Dec 27, 2011
DJ Reyes
Northern Nevada
DJ Reyes   Northern Nevada
Steep moves past the bolt lead to a nice diagonal finger crack. I'd give it 3 stars. Feb 21, 2012
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
Great beta on the route, guys. Thanks! Jun 30, 2013