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Cowgirl 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

   
Type:  Trad, 200'
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
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Submitted By: grk10vq on Jun 23, 2013

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At the usual belay stance at end of a short first ...

Description 

A fine climb up the east face of Bath Rock, this route is a classic romp and a must do for every City of Rocks visitor. Easily the best line, Cowgirl is primarily solo'd and "juggy" in nature, expect minimal protection. The climbing is very forgiving and offers a relaxed outing with plenty of opportunities for rests.

Begin with an easy pitch on the east face's mid-left side. Locate a large, prominent crack (Easy Way Up) and start on the face below the end of this crack. Saddle up here and head straight into a large scoop. If using a rope, build a belay at the base of the steep face, or continue climbing. Ascend the steep face ending to the left of a large tree.

Location 

Mid-center, east face of Bath Rock. Shares the start with Cowboy, and Easy Way Up.

Protection 

A single rack, cordelette, and plenty of slings.


Photos of Cowgirl Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber at the common belay point for Cowboy, Cowg...
Climber at the common belay point for Cowboy, Cowg...
Rock Climbing Photo: This is the start common to 3 routes on the East F...
This is the start common to 3 routes on the East F...
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber approaching a massive tied-off chickenhead...
Climber approaching a massive tied-off chickenhead...
Rock Climbing Photo: Ralph closing in on the tree belay point.
Ralph closing in on the tree belay point.

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By Rodger Raubach
Aug 9, 2013

The first pitch in common with Cowboy Route and Easy Way Up is an outstandingly fun 50 feet of climbing to a decently protected belay stance where Easy Way Up starts. Bring either a #3 or # 4 Camalot for an anchor.
By CHopwood
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 31, 2015
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Soloing this route was a blast and one that I will do again and again! In my opinion, the best route on the face, if you solo. Very casual with abundant holds and feet. Just to clarify, it climbs the heavily featured patina face between Cowboy (the crack on the left) and Cowdog (the crack on the right that ends at the tree). It will get your heart pumping without scaring you to death and, of course, offers a great view at the top.