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Coo Coo Cachoo 

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

Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 180'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Mike Roghaar on Apr 3, 2010

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Mike near the end of pitch 2 and the beautiful pat...

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Starts on a slabby rib with some interesting moves. Second pitch is amazing, fun, slightly overhanging, patina surfing goodness.


East side of the pillar, just up from Apinista Sista.


Bolts and chain anchors, a number 4 camalot could go into the undercling flake at the start of the 2nd pitch but the bolt wasnt to bad to get to.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Tony on the first pitch slabby rib.
Tony on the first pitch slabby rib.
Rock Climbing Photo: East side of Bracksiek's Pillar. Looking at Coo Co...
East side of Bracksiek's Pillar. Looking at Coo Co...

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By Zack Oldroyd
From: Logan, Utah
May 9, 2011

Awesome climb, very unique 2nd pitch.
By Tim Wolfe
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 17, 2012
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Unlike others I was pretty underwhelmed by this route. Kind of generic bolt clipping on all the routes on this entire wall - nothing much different for the various routes other than the grade - Reach up, step up, clip, repeat. There is a single short section at the very end that was interesting.
By CHopwood
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 21, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

The second pitch is unique and super fun, 4 stars! Grab massive chicken head, mantle, grab another massive chicken head, repeat to the chains. The crux comes right before the the chains. I'd give this 4 stars if it wasn't for the 1 star slabby pitch you have to climb to get to the fun headwall. I thought I might need some gear as there is an offwidth flake as you start the second pitch. You can face climb the flake though and easily reach the first bolt; just a bit intimidating.
By Andrew Mayer
From: Driggs, ID
Jun 15, 2015

Wow! pitch 2 is one of the best, coolest pitches of rock I have ever climbed - exposed jug-hauling on huge chicken heads! Crux is at the last bolt. Gaining the first bolt (pitch 2) is much easier than it looks. Can place a #3 or #4 camalot before the bolt if you like. Highly highly recommended!

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