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Cowcatcher 

YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 1000', Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Paul Horak, Dave Baltz, Mike Head, 1979
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Mark Dalen on Dec 29, 2011

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Description 

Though uncompleted as of August 1979, Cowcatcher is worth mentioning as a very ambitious attempt on this major feature of the cirque, with many fine pitches of free and aid but ultimately a band of rock too treacherous to climb. No further details available.

Location 

Cowcatcher is recognizable by its sweeping lower slabs rearing up to a massive headwall which marks the first ascent attempt's high point. It lies on the west wall of the Cirque of the Moon - that is, facing east.

Protection 

Some fixed gear, including bolts.


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