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Cozened Stone 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Chloe Quinn, (2nd Generation Team Tough)
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: David Quinn on Oct 5, 2013

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Chloe Quinn on the 1st ascent of her awesome route...


This route is the left most climb from the ledge left of Boar War. Climb on eye bolts with a technical slab crux at the 2nd bolt. Move left under fins of rock after 4th bolt until you can climb up onto a ledge. Make stemming\chimney moves to navigate the large corner as it widens and flares. Make a thoughtful move out of the corner to the left and up onto a small ledge. Clip the high bolt below a roof and prepare to make the stellar finishing moves to the anchor!


From the Black Jack boulders (facing uphill), hike continuously left through the boulder field following cairns on the North West Territories trail, (this trail has seen significant upgrades recently) Continue past the north west territories until you reach the left end of the Prudential crag and the lower start of Swedish Girls. Hike left uphill for 35' to a starting ledge on your right. You will see the large 10 foot roof of Double D's above and the route Boar War to the right.


All Eye Bolts. 15 draws, long slings\draws helpful on bolts 5-9.

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Rock Climbing Photo: KLS taking a big step, on her way up Cozened Stone...
KLS taking a big step, on her way up Cozened Stone...
Rock Climbing Photo: jared heath on the beginning slab
jared heath on the beginning slab
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down the beautiful corner
Looking down the beautiful corner

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By M Sprague
From: New England
Oct 6, 2013

Great route. I have done it a bunch of times now, pretty much every time I am in the area, and it still is a fun, interesting climb.
By K Hiller
Oct 16, 2013

Love the wide range of moves on this climb. The first couple of moves get your mind thinking as you transition into different movement going up the route. The finishing hold creates a hulk-like feeling as you clip the anchors. Stellar route
By Matt Levine
From: Concord, NH
Jul 7, 2014

I really loved this climb and enjoyed the varied and interesting moves on it. For such an interesting and, in my opinion, somewhat obvious line I am surprised it was only recently put up. This should be a new "must-do" for the 5.9 climber, especially since it's only just up the hill from B-B-Buttress. Thank you to the Quinns for putting this one up!
By S. Neoh
Aug 16, 2015
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

My first route at NWP after all these years and what a fine intro! Four or five insecure and techy "mini cruxes". The climb stays with you until the very end. That made for quite an exciting and unique warm-up today. Beware, the obvious flaky foothold on the right wall above the first ledge is flexing and will go soon. There are other less obvious footholds which are just about as good and more solid. Prolly not the easiest 5.9 route for a new leader to break into that grade.
By Zach Swanson
From: Newton, MA
Aug 15, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Very fun movement on this, it has a little bit of everything for the moderate climber.

Highly recommend bringing slings to extend draws though, as the rope drag gets really bad near the top. Even lowering the leader was difficult. We also had the rope get stuck twice when pulling it down.

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