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Caging the Cobra 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, Alpine, 2 pitches, 200'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Blake Summers, Aaron Summers,Anthony Russo
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Blake Summers on Sep 30, 2015

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Dragan at the crux of pitch 1

Located in a National Forest Fee Area MORE INFO >>>


Pitch 1 is easy ledgey terrain gradually steepening, big holds all the way lead to the somewhat heady 5.7 crux right at the top before stepping onto the Chip and Dale ledge.
Pitch 2 starts in the mini dihedral just up and left of the fixed anchors on the ledge and is fun climbing on great rock. The pitch starts steep and passes a cool horn feature(bomber)up the lower angle face(great rock) under the enormous roof then crosses left over a wide crack then up to the top of the formation. Pulling onto the top is probably the 5.8 crux.


Pitch2 starts in the mini dihedral directly below the massive roof that makes up part of the Cobra formation.


QD's for pro. 5 bolts on pitch 1 and 10 or 11 bolts on second pitch. Protect the follower from heinous penjy at the top of pitch 1 with a cam on the ledge.

Photos of Caging the Cobra Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The golden cobra
The golden cobra
Rock Climbing Photo: Brother Aaron Caging the Cobra
Brother Aaron Caging the Cobra
Rock Climbing Photo: Bolt placements on topo are approximate
Bolt placements on topo are approximate
Rock Climbing Photo: Russo on the FA of Caging the Cobra
Russo on the FA of Caging the Cobra

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By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
Jul 17, 2017
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Don't lower straight down on this one or you'll find yourself dangling off the mondo roof with your rope happily running over the super sharp lip. Walk right across the slab and drape your rope around the head of the cobra, lowering over the arete route.
By Stan Pitcher
From: SLC, UT
Aug 10, 2017

Crux may be getting to the first bolt - not a good place to fall!
By JimG
Aug 10, 2017

I thought the same thing. Hardest climbing on the route, and you could break your ankles on the ledge if you came off before clipping the first bolt.

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