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Cowboy Arete 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 85'
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Nate Ball on Oct 11, 2012

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Matt Robertson's "Taiwan Rock Climbing" calls this a 10a, gives it 2/3 stars, and notes that 'the diving board may be loose.' In 2016, the diving board fell off without incident. Shortly thereafter, the entire face above it, which included the slab with the anchors, sloughed off and is now laying in pieces at the base of the route.


Far right side of the Basement, left of Rodeo Clown and right of New Ferrari.


316 steel (2007)

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By BrianWS
Oct 31, 2013

The diving board has been loose for some time now. Not saying that it won't come out, but it has so far lasted all these years (straddled the damn thing in 07). It'll be dramatic when it does -- hopefully with no riders astride when it pulls.
By Danger
From: Taipei City
Sep 6, 2014

This route is now tagged to warn people not to climb it.

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