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Cosmic Cowboy 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 35'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Jerry Barnett
Season: Year Round
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Submitted By: Brett Roberts on Feb 9, 2012  with updates from Michael A Parker

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Michael is entering the crux and ultimately pumps ...


Route climbs up the right of 2 bolt lines of a large prow. A sloping crimp gets you to the 1st bolt then easy but pumpy climbing on good jugs over sometimes questionable rock gets you to the crux which is throwing for a massive pocket jug while pulling over the roof. One or two more moves and you are clipping the chains.


Route is on the large prow on the Southern end of the Fern North area. The route climbs the right of 2 bolt lines running up the prow to shared anchors. The obvious prow is about 20 yards left of the Dark Matter wall which is a distinct dark brown color.


5 bolts plus a 2 bolt anchor with chains. Anchor is shared with Weeping Rodeo Clown.

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By Creed A
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 15, 2015

A few thoughts on this route:

1) The crux is definitely not after the first bolt. Those crimps are aided by huge feet. The crux is getting over to the anchor. This route does have a two bolt anchor (2/14/2015) but we couldn't see it from the ground.

2) It gets confusing high up. There are several bolts right around each other and no obvious line.

3) The rock quality on this pitch is pretty poor. Even avoiding the X-ed out flake, I still managed to kick off a good chunk. The belayer needs a helmet.
By Michael A Parker
From: Tulsa, OK
Nov 7, 2016
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

This classic route offers fun, straightforward climbing until you get to the roof. Things get a little murky up there as 2 routes merge. Move left at the roof and throw to a magnificent jug just below the chains. The crux is definitely pulling the roof and requires a big throw to a jug.

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