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Cobble Sutra 

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

Type:  Sport, 58'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Jason Halladay, Allison Fritz
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Jason Halladay on May 5, 2014

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Matt Balkey starting Cobble Sutra (5.10-)


Climb up on top of the big flake left of the start of Cobble Wobble to the red face. Climb pockets and edges to the obvious bulge. Pull over the bulge using a couple sequential pockets and holds above the bulge. Continue up and right past a huge hole to the anchors.

Still a bit dirty as of May 2014 but the big dangers have been cleaned. Nonetheless, if it looks loose, use caution.


To the left of Cobble Wobble, more or less behind the Big Pine. Cobble Wobble is the classic route with tons of chalk and better climbing. This is the route with way less chalk and less interesting climbing.


~7 bolts to a two-bolt anchor with lowering biners.

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By Ian Donnelly
From: Santa Fe, NM
Jun 1, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Pulled a few loose cobbles off today, but this is a nice addition to the wall. Great job Jason!
By Rich Strang
From: Santa Fe, NM
Jun 8, 2014
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

Great addition Jason. It was pretty clean when Susan and I did it but not much chalk. I think in time it will become almost as good as the other routes on the wall. Definitly my new favorite easy 5.10 warm-up at el Rito since I haven't done it 50 times. I'm tempted to make it 3 stars just to bump the rating avg. up -2 1/2 stars for sure!
By JaniMichaels
Aug 10, 2015
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

The second half of this climb is harder than the first. This climb is very well protected. It is possible to go around the crux to the left if necessary.
By Tristan Lilley
Jul 8, 2016
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

5.8 climbing to the crux (6th bolt) using a variety of pockets, incuts, and sidepulls. Bountiful space along the route to experiment with body positioning adds the fun. Abundant feet, great protection and a solid rest below the crux makes Cobble Sutra a great warm-up/intro El Rito sport climb!
By Rika J.
From: Albuquerque, NM
Jul 20, 2017

Excellent route for someone breaking into 5.10s. Bolts are superbly placed to protect the harder moves.

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