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Cobble me a climb 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: JTLA Tolins on Oct 8, 2016

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Description 

Follow the only bolt line on the cobbled face. There is a cruxy traverse left immediately after clipping the first bolt. If a cobble is less than the size of a golf ball it should be viewed with suspicion. The larger cobbles feel quite solid

Location 

This route is on the first of the two large boulders on the left side of the trail about 3/4 of the way along the approach trail that passes the water tower. If you hit the high point of the approach you've gone a about 50-100 yards too far.

Protection 

5 bolts


Photos of Cobble me a climb Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Cobble Me a Climb (5.10b).
Cobble Me a Climb (5.10b).
Rock Climbing Photo: A nicely camouflaged bolt & hanger.
A nicely camouflaged bolt & hanger.
Rock Climbing Photo: Halfway Rock.
Halfway Rock.

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By Brice Davidson
Feb 2, 2017
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Climb felt easier than 10b, in my opinion no harder than a 9 due to the ample large cobbles throughout. As mentioned bigger holds seem more secure. Make sure your belay has a helmet as any step off the large cobbles is likely to rain down small to medium rock. A few medium cobbles flexed when touched, be cautious of what you pull on.
By Jason Schliekelman
From: Woodland Hills Ca
Feb 3, 2017
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

followed the route, and totally confirm the last comment, on TR felt like 5.8 + 5.9- lots of loose stuff. cool addition to the area all the positive edges felt super good after slabbing it all day.
By Maidy
Mar 14, 2017

Erik and I actually placed the original anchor up top and started cleaning both the cobble face and the cleaner face to the right a few years back.
The right side ("Monkey Flower") has an 10d/11a move at the top after moderate climbing.

The climbs are really short and rock quality is extremely poor (particularly on the cobble section) - so we left them as TR's and passed on bolting.

There is an additional issue with this rock being directly on top of the hiking trail. It is difficult to keep packs and people out of the way of the through traffic and you hazard knocking rocks off on hikers so be courteous and take care.
By JTLA Tolins
From: Los Angeles, California
Mar 18, 2017

I saw the anchors on the rock to the right but didn't see any on the cobbled face. As for staying off the trail, there is ample space on either side for all gear. Sorry you didn't like the climb.

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