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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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Shared By: Michael Walker on Aug 22, 2001 with updates from Matt B
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Seasonal Closure - 2018 Update Details

Description

A very pleasurable journey up the west side of Cob.

P1. Start near a very large boulder on the descent trail from the top of cob on the west side - look up and see the obvious crack. Pitch one is very mellow 5.7 crack that takes any pro you like - be sure to head left when the crack ends and enjoy the exposure on the north side of the pillar.

P2. Pitch two goes up the roof on NW corner - hense the 5.8 rating. Would be even better if it was longer (especially the roof pitch!)

Protection

Standard rack.

A fixed pin at the first belay, and two directly under the roof. They are old, rusty, and likely bombproof, but I backed them up just to be safe.

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Leo Paik
Westminster, Colorado
 
Leo Paik   Westminster, Colorado  
 
An interesting variation (not described in either Rossiter guide) to the right: assuming this is the same start (a bit of face climbing protected with a #7 BD wire to a crack with a pod with a big wire stuck about 25 feet up), after about 90 feet you get to a nice belay on the right. From here, go right into a right-facing corner with a short offwidth. Use a #5 Camalot to start and a #4 1/2 Camalot at the crux. Muscle up. Find a green Alien placement where you move up and left, and join the Northwest Corner. May 14, 2002
Matt B
Boulder, CO
  5.7
Matt B   Boulder, CO
  5.7
I thought this route was excellent, albeit short. If it was longer, it would definitely give the North Face routes a run for their money. Definitely get on this if you haven't climbed this route before, but have climbed the other classics at Cob.

Additionally, this route is far easier than Empor or North Face Center in my opinion. I think it maxes out at 7, even with the roof, which is a well-protected move on big jugs.

Also, there is a fixed pin at the first belay and two fixed pins directly under the roof. Aug 4, 2018

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