Type: Trad, Sport
FA: Jim Erickson, Solo, 1978.
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Shared By: Walt Wehner on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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The center crack of the routes located just around the corner and uphill (to the east) of the buttress with Huston Crack and Aid Crack, at Cob Rock. This route ascends a steep, right-facing dihedral with a handcrack for 15 feet, then slabs out and widens to fists/offwidth. Two beefy new rap bolts at the top.


Set of cams, heavy on fist-sized.


First 15 feet is a delight. Perfect jams. Then it gets blah. There are some rap slings to avoid the gnarly walk off. Good if the place is swamped and you need to get a buddy from Houston out until the crowds die down. Aug 8, 2003
Boulder, CO
Stephanovich   Boulder, CO
Climbed it on 5/17/07 the first time, fun route- used a #3+#4 (BD)cam and then climbed up and left to a rap tree that drops you on the east face of cob. start has great jams, watch out for loose rocks when climbing through the broken area to tree. Jul 10, 2007
James Beissel
Boulder, CO
James Beissel   Boulder, CO
Good climb, crappy descent. Apr 23, 2008
James Beissel
Boulder, CO
James Beissel   Boulder, CO
Went up to Cob the other day and discovered a new bolted anchor above this climb. Jul 6, 2009
Jay Eggleston
Jay Eggleston   Denver
Climb this to get your self esteem back up after doing Huston Crack. One of the bolts does not have a ring for lowering/pulling the rope. It could use a quicklink for sure. Aug 26, 2009
Brent Apgar
Out of the Loop
Brent Apgar   Out of the Loop
Was up there today. Current anchor is 2 bolts: 1 hanger has a steel rap ring on it and the other currently has a biner on it. Sep 26, 2010
I swapped the locations of bolt hangers and added a quick link to improve anchor. It's much better now.

Too bad the starting hand crack doesn't go on for 80 feet.... Sep 5, 2012
Andrew Locke
Louisville, CO
Andrew Locke   Louisville, CO
I'm terrible at hand cracks, but this pitch felt easier than the top pitch of Empor for me. I'm giving it two stars for the varied moves (stemming, jamming, a little offwidth if you're feeling ballsy). Worth doing if you're in the area and the classics are taken, or as a warmup for Huston. Jun 30, 2014
Could not find a bolted anchor for this climb. Nearest anchors were quite far down and left of where we topped out, above the 11 climb (?). Slings above the downclimb are shredded, just a single cord in place, so didn't use that, either. Walk off sucks. Aug 19, 2017
Gregger Man
Broomfield, CO
Gregger Man   Broomfield, CO
A bolted rap route was installed in 2013.

mountainproject.com/forum/t… Aug 24, 2017