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Routes in Wendell Spire

Bag of Tricks aka Flake S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Beak, The S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Black Streak, The S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Bob's Nob S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Castlewood Capers S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Cheesedick Soiree S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Cobble Wobble S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Horizontal Bop S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Icerigger S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Nob Job S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Noodlers' Nightmare S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Nose Job S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Phalloid Void S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Pit Viper S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Pocket, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Prarie Dog S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Ruse, The S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Seamless aka Knappweed Infestation S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Sidewinder S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Slot, The S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Song of the Wood S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Sub, The S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Sun Cave Direct S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Sun Cave Right S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Svengali S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Textured Landscape S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Triskaidekaphobia S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Unknown Chimney T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
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Type: Sport
FA: Scott Sills, 1994
Page Views: 1,501 total · 7/month
Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Mar 24, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Cobble Wobble is one of the earliest and finest routes put in at the Wendell Spire area. It starts just about where the trail meets the wall. It is the left of two obvious face climbs both immediately left of the shallow 5.6 bolted ramp.

The ramp starts about 10 feet right and uphill. Deceptively harder than it looks, Cobble Wobble ascends largely excellent cobbles, mostly very small. A crux between bolts 2 and 3 leads to very continuous pebble pinching right up to the last bolt. A second crux between the last bolt and the anchor gives the coup de grace for the finger pump. Don't be shy; a hang on the last bolt is now considered a general courtesy to those of us who run out of juice at the last bolt.

Cobble Wobble is another beautiful Scott Sills line. It is worth three stars by CWC standards, but it's CWC, and nothing gets three stars. This ain't Devil's Head after all!!!

Protection

QDs only. Bring 7-8 QDs and something for the double bolt anchor at the top. This line is approximately 50 feet long.

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Darin Lang
  5.11a
Darin Lang  
  5.11a
A great, pumpy route, but a bit harder than 10c IMO. Tom's guidebook lists it as 11a, which seemed about right to me. Then again, perhaps it was just the sustained nature of the climbing that made it feel harder ... Out of a sense of duty, and as a courtesy to all those who preceded me, I hung on the last bolt .... May 5, 2002
Ryan Brough
Arvada, Colorado
  5.11a
Ryan Brough   Arvada, Colorado
  5.11a
This climb is has twice as many bolts as its neighbor, Icerigger, but it is more difficult. Sep 12, 2008
Brother Numsie
Nepal
  5.11a
Brother Numsie   Nepal
  5.11a
It's 5.10E. Apr 18, 2009
There is a very large bee colony just to the left of the base of Cobble Wobble - be careful. Aug 5, 2016

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