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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Ken Kisiel and Rick Bradshaw, 2000
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
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Submitted By: Jason Halladay on Sep 24, 2006

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Ken Kisiel on the first ascent.


Follow thin cracks to really nice ledge after the second bolt. Rest up for the blunt arete/face moves above to the anchors. The crux for me was clipping and moving past the last bolt.


This route is listed as route 24 in Marc Beverly's "Jemez Rock & Pecos Area" guidebook published by Sharp End. It's the next to last climb on the far right end of the Poultrygeist area. NOTE: In Beverly's book the route is listed as 5.8. This is incorrect.


8 bolts to springed cold shuts.

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By Larry Earley
From: Los Alamos, NM
Oct 8, 2006
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

I toproped this one. Typical hard 10c at Coxcomb. Excellent climbing for the good climbers. A must for solid 10 leaders.
By Wa3lt
Dec 5, 2006

FA was by Rick and Leslie Bradshaw, in 2000. I might have been helping out that day too, but I can't remember. I did help Rick put up about 10 of the Cockcomb routes.

By Monomaniac
From: Morrison, CO
May 24, 2007

I thought this was noticeably easier than the other 10c's at the Poultrygeist (which I thought were all a bit hard for the grade). Really fun climbing with some amazing pockets at mid-height. The start is really neat too, but I can see how some would find it frustrating.
By Robin
From: Albuquerque, NM
May 27, 2008

Excellent route. Felt easier than chicks with ricks, but that may just be the scary factor...

The beginning is great fun... with a stick clip, and a little scary without (or so I've heard).

By Rick Bradshaw
From: Los Alamos, NM
Jul 6, 2008

Just to get the record straight, and to recognize Ken Kisiel's efforts/contribution, the establishment and FA's were actually by Ken Kisiel and me in 2000.