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Routes in Cowlick Crag

Bad Hair Day TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Blind Faith (this ain't Eldo) T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Cow Lick Co. Crag S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Flying Chuckwalla S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
No Cocktails for Shrimpy TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Pancakes and Porn TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
RHG route TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Unnamed 5.5 TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Unnamed 5.6 T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Wonderful World of Shrimpy, The TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Type: Trad, TR, 50 ft
FA: FFA: Michael jacques FA: unknown
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Shared By: BigMoveMike Jacques on Jul 22, 2011
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

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Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details


Start on a left leaning ramp between "Chucka" and "Shrimpy" climb about half way up this ramp until it's possible to step out right into a large dish with a positive hueco for hands, wander following the lowest angel rock to a two bolt ancher. On-sight freesolo FFA.


On the right side of cowlick between "Flying Chuckwalla" and "the Wonderful World of Shrimpy"


Ancher bolts for top-rope or a mellow solo


Las Vegas
sqwirll   Las Vegas
How is this route any different than #6 in this photo?… Jul 25, 2011
Simple. It's more BALLIN'!!!! Jul 29, 2011
BigMoveMike Jacques
BigMoveMike Jacques   prescott
well, if you look at the line in the picture it seems to be a contrived direct line below a bolted anchor. while the line I put up wonders following a natural path of least resistance threw a set of ramps and brakes left at the top.

Ps: since when does a set of bolts and a top-rope send constitute a FFA any way? Oct 2, 2011
Las Vegas
sqwirll   Las Vegas
Considering the whole crag was set up for TR'ing with the exception of 2 routes, does anyone that goes and "frees" the other TR's get to rename them? Seems ludicrous to me, especially since these routes are barely worth climbing in the first place. I'd personally rather not see this route have a name, let alone 2.

If you want examples of TR FA's, I'd take a look at the Joshua Tree Guidebook. Plenty of FA credit in there by some big names for TR FA's. Oct 4, 2011
dirty son of a cinch
las vegas, nv
dirty son of a cinch   las vegas, nv
an ok warmup, great first time climb!! nothing special Nov 13, 2011
Floyd Hayes
Floyd Hayes  
It's an easy, well protected trad lead. Definitely easier than the two bolted climbs to the left, with only one tricky 5.6ish move--the traverse from the crack right to the dish. May 28, 2012

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