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Back to Montana S,TR 
Cochiti Classic T 
Cochiti Ugly T,TR 
Empty and Meaningless S 
Feminist Men S 
Grunge Up the Munge T 
Gunning for the Buddha S 
Holy Wars S,TR 
La Espina S,TR 
Laurel's Climb S 
Monkey Lust S 
Montana Deviate T,S 
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride T,TR 
Napoleon Blown-Apart S 
Open Mouth Syndrome (OMS) S 
Pickpocket S 
Praise the Lunge S 
Thief Crack T 
Thief in Time S 
To Catch A Thief S 
Touch Monkey S 
Unknown S 
Unknown - Boulder Left S 

Cochiti Classic 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Lusty Smudgemuffin
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Submitted By: George Perkins on May 31, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: Thief in Time, Cochiti Ugly, La Espina, Cochiti Cl...


Can you really call a climb with an offwidth crux the namesake "Classic" for a sport-climbing area? Guess so.

  • Perfect hand crack for 20'.
  • Right-angling wide grungy crack with lots of holds and huecos (easy).
  • 5.10 offwidth- sharp on the inside, rounded edges on the outside.

Scramble up to the top, where you can anchor with gear, off trees, or reach over to the La Espina anchor (which is far enough left of this route to be annoying for TRing/following).


Cochiti Classic is the obvious crack just right of La Espina or just left of Monkey Lust.


Cams from 1.5" (#1 camalot) up to 4" (#4 camalot). A cam bigger than #4 is probably reassuring to have.

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