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Cobra Strike V4 6B
King Cobra V8- 7B
Type: Boulder, 15 ft
FA: Michael Madsen
Page Views: 145 total, 4/month
Shared By: Mike Madsen on Mar 19, 2015
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Description

King Cobra is a interesting line. From start to finish it stays on you with a scary mantle top out. Start low in the crack feature work you way up and left. You can get a decent right hand hold mid way up. Get a left hand up on the left side curve of the " Hood" and throw your right hand up to the top. Kind of a featureless top so cobra strike that sh*t. Slowly work you hands up on small pebbles and a crimp and any way you can top out. Grade is open I thought hard V7 easy 8. Be interesting to see how people find new beta for this problem.

Location

southwest corner of the boulder

Protection

crash pads good landing

Photos

Greg Parker
Cardiff, CA
Greg Parker   Cardiff, CA  
The problem in Eric's photo does not look familiar... Who knows. Call it a 2nd first ascent :) Nov 22, 2017
eric1234
Rapid City SD
eric1234   Rapid City SD
The problem Chris is referring to I believe is on the far east end of emancipation, near the monument boundary. I worked it back in 2010. Wasn’t sure if I got the FA or not. There was two ways to start the problem, you could go direct up the middle or come in from the right, which made it easier. There are other problems on the boulder, including a steep arete to the left of the Dihedral and some roof problems on the west side of the boulder. Nov 22, 2017
Mike Madsen
Rapid City
 
Mike Madsen   Rapid City  
 
No it would clear up the confusion! :) I first heard it was a Dave A. Problem. although when I asked him he didn't recall doing anything roadside by the monument. I assumed Eric Boe had gotten it just because of a photo I saw awhile back of him on his "project". Either way if this is the problem Chris is referring to then Yes it is a beautiful line. Nov 21, 2017
Greg Parker
Cardiff, CA
Greg Parker   Cardiff, CA  
Not to add to the confusion, but "tall dihedral" actually does sound reminiscent of a Dave A. problem back there. I'd need to see a photo though... Nov 21, 2017
Mike Madsen
Rapid City
 
Mike Madsen   Rapid City  
 
The one past Cavity? Highball block with the low overhang facing the road. Open book type problem I believe is Eric Boes from
A few years back. Has a techy mantle. Nov 21, 2017
Chris Hirsch
Rapid City, SD
Chris Hirsch   Rapid City, SD
Ohhh, the picture helps things. This is not what I thought it was. My bad! I was referring to the tall dihedral in upper emancipation, the description for this problem kind of matched. Do you know which I am talking about? Who did that? Nov 20, 2017
Mike Madsen
Rapid City
 
Mike Madsen   Rapid City  
 
Thanks for the input Greg. I think I asked in one of my messages to you about this. When I found this block it was dirty. No sign of anyone. The V4 was pure vegged over. Again, I can't recall an exact date. I know
John Anderson and I developed some blocks behind this as well. Sometimes I'm late adding stuff. Chris may have seen chalk by myself but the dates don't really match up. I remember John helped me
Clean the harder line as the top was a bit sandy. I have a few pictures of me on them
I'll try and see if I can find them. This along with the gatekeeper were my hardest.
UPDATE: my pictures say March 6th, 2014. Nov 20, 2017
Greg Parker
Cardiff, CA
Greg Parker   Cardiff, CA  
I didn't do it... I know most of the harder Dave A. FA's and I don't recall him ever showing me this one. Nov 20, 2017
Chris Hirsch
Rapid City, SD
Chris Hirsch   Rapid City, SD
I don't know, maybe 3 or 4 years ago? There was chalk remnants in the crack then. Nov 17, 2017
Mike Madsen
Rapid City
 
Mike Madsen   Rapid City  
 
As far as I know it was new territory. Not to say it hadn't been climbed I recall asking Dave and Greg once but neither recognized it. Again, doesn't mean that they didn't do it. :) When I did it there wasn't to much for signs it had been climbed. The V4 was super Lichened over. I brushed enough holds to do it. When did you do it? Maybe you bagged a first? Thanks for the heads up will look into it a little more. Nov 14, 2017
Chris Hirsch
Rapid City, SD
Chris Hirsch   Rapid City, SD
I climbed this a few years ago along with the V4 next to it. I was told Dave Asscherik did these? Beautiful line. Nov 14, 2017