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Rooster Cogburn 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Cody Harris
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Brian Dunnohew on Aug 29, 2011

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Steve at the first crux


3 boulder problems with the one going to the anchors being the crux. Great movement and well bolted.


Prow left of Rodeo Drive.



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By Kenan
Jul 8, 2013
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

This route is really nice. Kudos to Cody Harris on putting this up. Great movement in a beautiful position up this arete. One of my favorite climbs at Wild Iris.
By matt j hartman
From: Leavenworth WA
Aug 31, 2013

great route! 12a is a stretch. very nice addition to the wall.
By Derek West Newman
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Sep 3, 2013
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

What a fantastic route! Great movement with three solid rests every fifteen or so feet. WARNING BETA: at the final bolt, go left to the pocket and right to the crimp. I botched that sequence and fell on the flash attempt.
By Andrew Megas-Russell
From: Tucson, AZ
Jun 2, 2014

Great route!! If Diamonds and Rain is .11d... then Rooster Cogburn might be more in the .11c realm. Either that or I was feeling strong when I onsighted Rooster.
By Josh Alford
May 21, 2015

I also found this one to be very fun, but I agree that .12a is a big stretch.
By Adam Keifenheim
Jun 10, 2016
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

I was confused on Beta the first time and thought it was 5.12. I used better beta the second time and it felt like 5.11c. Tricky if you follow the obvious line of pockets through the middle. Instead, use the crimp out left.
By Branty
From: Boulder, CO
Aug 30, 2016

Really fun! I agree that .12a is a stretch -- some parts might seem tricky, but upon closer inspection, the holds are all there.
By the schmuck
From: Albuquerque, NM
Sep 6, 2016
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Middle crux is pretty thin with bad feet. I can see 12- on this section alone. Bottom and top cruxes are quite simple in comparison. Quality route!

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