Cockscomb Pine Tree
5.4 YDS 4a French 12 Ewbanks IV UIAA 10 ZA VD 3c British
Avg: 2.4 from 5 votes
Routes in South Peak - West Face
A Better Way T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c | |
Agony T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b | |
Agony Til Dawn T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b | |
Arrested Mental Development 'AMD' T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 | |
Back to the Front T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a | |
Balless Boltchoppers, The S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 | |
Banana T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b | |
Bite, The T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c | |
Black Mamba T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13 | |
Blackbird T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b | |
Breakneck T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b | |
Breakneck Direct T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b | |
Bring on the Nubiles T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 | |
Broken Neck T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b | |
Burn, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c | |
Burning Tendons T,S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a | |
By Pass T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b | |
Cast of Thousands T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a | |
Casual In The Mind's Eye T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a | |
Clarke's Climb T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a | |
Cockfight T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 | |
Cockscomb Overhang Direct T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a | |
Cockscomb Pine Tree T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c | |
Cockscomb Pine Tree - Variation: Cockscomb Overhang T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c | |
Conn's West T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c | |
Conn's West Corner Start T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b | |
Conn's West Direct T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a | |
Cottonmouth - Venom T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b | |
Crispy Critter T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b | |
Critter Crack T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b | |
Crusher Critter T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c | |
Debbie T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b | |
Easy Over T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13 | |
Ecstasy Junior T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c | |
Ecstasy Junior - Variation: Vegetable Variation T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13 | |
Ecstasy Junior - Variation: Traverse Pitch T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 | |
Front C T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b | |
Gendarme Direct T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c | |
Gendarme South Face, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a | |
Gendarme, The T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c | |
Gert's Grungy Gulley T 5.0 2- 4 I 6 MM 1c | |
Green Wall T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b | |
Gunsight to South Peak T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c | |
Gunsight to South Peak Direct T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c | |
Heartburn T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b | |
Humphrey's Head T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c | |
Inferno, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c | |
Jankowitz-Kamm T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a | |
Kosher Critter T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b | |
Le Gourmet T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c | |
Le Gourmet - Variation: Easy Over T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a | |
Le Gourmet Direct T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b | |
Lox T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R | |
Manual Dexterity T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 | |
Marshall's Madness T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a | |
Marshall's Madness - Crack of Dawn T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a | |
Mongoose T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c | |
Monkey See Monkey Do T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a | |
NOVA T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c | |
Neck Press T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b | |
Old Ladies Route T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c | |
Old Man's Route T 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c | |
Pedro's Problem T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b | |
Pleasant Overhangs T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b | |
Pleasant Overhangs - Variation: Direct Finish T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a A3 PG13 | |
Pleasant Overhangs - Variation: Direct Start T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a | |
Pleasant Overhangs - Variation: Nowhere to Run T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 | |
Prune T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b | |
Right to the Left (A Thought Forgotten ) T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b | |
Roof Traverse T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 | |
Roof Traverse - Variation: Dirty Hairy T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c | |
Scrambled Leggs T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c | |
Sidewinder T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c | |
So What T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R | |
Sunshine T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 | |
Thais T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b | |
Thais - Variation Thais Escape T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a | |
Thais Direct T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b | |
Tomato T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c | |
Traffic Jam T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b | |
Triple S T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c | |
Triple S - Variation: Direct Finish T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c | |
West Pole T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b | |
West Pole Direct Finish T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c | |
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Type: | Trad, 150 ft, 2 pitches |
FA: | unknown |
Page Views: | 586 total · 15/month |
Shared By: | Andrew G on Apr 23, 2015 |
Admins: | Ladd, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones |
Description
pitch 1
Scramble up into the notch between the Cockscomb and Humphrey's Head. From there, head up and left into the obvious chimney between a massive detached flake and the Cockscomb. Climb past an awkward chockstone to build the belay in a nice flat slot between the flake and the west face of the Cockscomb.
pitch 2
Head up the obvious crack system at the large notch cut out from the flake. About 20 feet up, head left and eventually traverse across the summit of the Cockscomb
Alternatively, just fire straight up from the belay to finish on Breakneck. The crack kinda peters out, so protection is sparse for the last ~20 ft. You can place some marginal small cams, but I wouldn't want to test them. I'd call this section of climbing about 5.7 by Seneca standards.
I recommend the alternate finish-- it's a more natural line.
Scramble up into the notch between the Cockscomb and Humphrey's Head. From there, head up and left into the obvious chimney between a massive detached flake and the Cockscomb. Climb past an awkward chockstone to build the belay in a nice flat slot between the flake and the west face of the Cockscomb.
pitch 2
Head up the obvious crack system at the large notch cut out from the flake. About 20 feet up, head left and eventually traverse across the summit of the Cockscomb
Alternatively, just fire straight up from the belay to finish on Breakneck. The crack kinda peters out, so protection is sparse for the last ~20 ft. You can place some marginal small cams, but I wouldn't want to test them. I'd call this section of climbing about 5.7 by Seneca standards.
I recommend the alternate finish-- it's a more natural line.
Location
At the junction where the approach trail meets the west face, head right, scramble up to start directly between the Cockscomb and Humphrey's Head.
Protection
Standard rack, bring your tiny cams if you want to attempt to protect the Breakneck finish.
There's a slung tree and a slung boulder on top of the Cockscomb with rap rings. As of 4/15, the cord on the tree does not inspire much confidence (nor does the tree itself), but the two cords around the boulder are in great shape. Double rope rap back to the base. Or head north over the Cockscomb to rap from Windy Notch.
There's a slung tree and a slung boulder on top of the Cockscomb with rap rings. As of 4/15, the cord on the tree does not inspire much confidence (nor does the tree itself), but the two cords around the boulder are in great shape. Double rope rap back to the base. Or head north over the Cockscomb to rap from Windy Notch.
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