Type: Sport, Alpine, 430 ft, 5 pitches, Grade II
FA: Jim Yoder Brenden Sullivan
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Shared By: Brenden Sullivan on Aug 6, 2015
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Access Issue: Access to Pinto Rock is OPEN! Mmmm... Cobbles :) Details


Welcome to Cobbles 101! This route begins on the prow just left of the gully for "Bowling Alley". The crux (if there is one) is just a quick move off the ground. From there, the climbing stays quite moderate yet enjoyable with some decent exposure in areas. Excellent route for developing your "cobbletrust" skills.

P1: 5.7 - Clip the first bolt overhead, mantle to small ledge and continue up the edge of a cobblestone staircase. 6 clips to chain anchor.

P2: 5.6 - Shimmy across the "camel humps" (may want to sling the second hump), then hand traverse across very thin saddle to first bolt. Clip 5 bolts to chains.

(Pitches 2 and 3 can be linked with long slings down low on the first 3 clips, 12 clips altogether 55 meters.)

P3: 5.6 - Continue up through a shallow groove, up a few low slabs and then up to the large bench above. 6 clips to chains.

P4: 5.8 - Down climb slightly left and step across gap to clip first bolt then continue up the "spine". 8 clips to a hanging belay.

P5: 5.6 - Finish on the Bowling Alley. Climb through the band of basalt to a chimney, sling a cobble after second clip, then leftward up a shoot to the summit. 5 clips.

Descent: From the summit, rappel off the North end of the East face from an anchor set up near a tree. Make two rappels with a 60m rope or make one double-rope rappel to the ground.

NOTE: Chains are for belay and emergency exit only. Rappelling these routes can be dangerous! Be highly aware of swing potential and possibly taking your hands off the rope and climbing a bit to anchors, auto-block recommended. Most rappels are total rope-stretchers so TIE KNOTS or meet your doom!


Bolted, quickdraws and at least 3 alpine draws - 12 total