Type: Sport, 45 ft
FA: Jeff Leafgreen
Page Views: 277 total · 2/month
Shared By: Monomaniac on Sep 12, 2009
Admins: Lauren Heerschap, Mike Snyder, Jake Dickerson, Taylor Spiegelberg

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Description

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.

Location

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

Protection

Bolts, 2BA

Photos

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