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Arizona Cowgirl S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Belle Star S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Buckskin Billy S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Copenhagen Angel S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Cowboy Joe S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Easy Ridin' S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Full Circle S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Nine Horse Johnson S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Phony Express S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Rode Hard and Put Up Wet S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Tomahawk Slam S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Wind and Rattlesnakes S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Windy West S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
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Type: Sport, 45 ft
FA: Jeff Leafgreen
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Shared By: Monomaniac on Sep 12, 2009
Admins: Lauren Heerschap, Mike Snyder, Jake Dickerson, Taylor Spiegelberg

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Cowboy Joe is another great moderate at the Main Wall, and is more sustained at the grade than its neighbor to the right. The route begins relatively tamely for a The Wild Iris 5.10, and culminates with a challenging finish.

Begin in a dark grey depression with a few lieback moves to get established on the wall. Follow the easy slab to the clean white headwall above, just right of the black streak. Fight the pump through sequential, fun pocket moves up the steep finishing headwall. Although less steep that similarly graded route on the Five Ten Wall, there routes are a bit longer, and offer at least as many interesting moves.


On the relatively low angle wall immediately right of the Wind & Rattlesnakes buttress are three bolted sport climbs. Cowboy Joe is the central line.


Bolts, 2BA


Matt Richardson
Longmont, CO
Matt Richardson   Longmont, CO  
The top gets fairly thin. But, if you look closely, there is a nice sidepull to the left near the last bolt that is very difficult to see. I don't know if this gains you much for finishing the route, but it may make a better rest than some of those shallow pockets. Sep 6, 2011
Ryan and Jesse Morse-Brady   Lander, WY
SS hardware 2018 Aug 27, 2018

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