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Routes in Cob Rock

Aid Crack T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Brownies In The Basin T,S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Corn on the Cob T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Crystal Arete V3 6A
Devil's Dream T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
East Crack T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Eat Left T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Eat Right T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Empor T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Empor Scary Variant T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Face Problem V3 6A
Face Route T,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c X
Game, The V16 8C+
Goat, The T,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Headless Horseman, The V10 7C+ R
Hug, The V10-11 8A PG13
Hurley Direct T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Huston Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Indistinction T,S 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Left Huge aka The Hug Left V8-9 7B+
Mantle Arete V3+ 6A+
Ms. Fanny Le Pump T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Night Vision T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
North Face Center T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
North Face Left T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Northwest Corner T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Othello T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Right Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Sleepy Hollow V9-10 7C+ R
South Crack (Unknown) T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Thunder Road S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Under The Boardwalk V12 8A+
West Cracks T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
West Dihedral T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
West Rib T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Type: Trad
FA: Richard Rossiter, solo, 1980.
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Shared By: Walt Wehner on Dec 31, 2000
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The right 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 one climbs a short left-facing dihedral to a slabby offwidth/fist crack. This is actually a very good climb to practice offwidth techniques on, and quite fun. But there's no anchor, so the walkoff reduces its appeal. Seldom climbed, but worthwhile.


Set of cams, heavy on fists/big stuff (#3 and #4 Camalots are good).


I might give it 5.6, but 5.7? Nah. Not really worth the annoying descent. Jan 23, 2002
Definitely 5.6. The offwidth sections don't take #3 Camalots (didn't bring any 4s, but those should work). But, there's a hand crack to the right that does take normal gear (probably 5.6 also). Slap some gear in that crack, climb down a bit, and practice those arm bars! From the top, follow a very loose path up to the left and rap from a tree. Leave a TR anchor and do the dirty, parallel finger cracks that follow the rap line (5.10?). Jul 18, 2002
John Jennings
Boulder, CO
John Jennings   Boulder, CO
I'm amazed this route was given two stars here. It's a good warm up, but that's about it. Indistinction(5.8), which is to the left of Right Crack, is a much better route. Jul 29, 2002
Boulder, CO
Stephanovich   Boulder, CO
This route is also fun. Rack: (BD) cams #s 1-3 and a #9 or a 10 stopper climbed on 5/17/07- 1 pitch (60m). Jul 10, 2007
James Beissel
Boulder, CO
James Beissel   Boulder, CO
Good climbing, crappy descent. Apr 23, 2008
Chip Loomis
Chip Loomis  
There are slings on a tree around the left corner for a 60 foot rappel. Sep 13, 2010
Top Rope Hero
Was Estes Park, now homeless
Top Rope Hero   Was Estes Park, now homeless
The rap station has great slings but only one, razor thin aluminum ring. Wouldn't hang my doubts on that dog. Somebody PLEASE invest some damn pocket change and back that shit show up with a lock link.

(IIIII will if'n I ever do that side of CR again....) Jul 17, 2011
Mike Tsuji
Boulder, CO
Mike Tsuji   Boulder, CO
Not really worth doing this route. May 3, 2012
David Carey
Morrison, CO
David Carey   Morrison, CO
This one is not a walkoff. There are two reasonable pitons with good weapon on the date of this post. Aug 14, 2016

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