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Space Cowboy 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Steve Mergenthaler and Ed Palen, August 2002
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Submitted By: Chris Duca on May 28, 2009

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This route tackles the large, enticing corner atop the main terrace.

Climb the corner, passing a short, wide section (crux). Continue up the very featured corner to a small roof. Pass this on the right, continue climbing the corner until another, much larger roof at the top is reached. At this roof, it is easy to escape left to a set of drop-ins shared with "Geronimo", or one can making the exciting 20' traverse out right to the shared tree anchor with "Desperado" and "Crazy Horse".


The crack in the large right facing corner.


A standard rack with some extra, long runners.

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By Simon Thompson
From: New Paltz, NY
Apr 3, 2012
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

This is a really fun route. It was an exciting lead for me as the first of the day even though I had climbed it before. The traverse isn't as bad as it looks. Just stay calm and find ALL the available feet.
By KVRob
May 3, 2014

I thought the route was good, but not nearly as good as it's companions on the Main Wall. The climbing is awkward, and the gear is not always easy to get.
By Kevin Heckeler
From: Upstate New York
May 21, 2016
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Underrated climb. I've climbed this several times and always go to the left anchor, just seems like the more obvious finish unless you want to setup a TR on the 5.9 to the right.
By Dan Africk
From: Brooklyn, New York
Aug 7, 2017
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

Nice climb! There's one runout section at the crux early on, otherwise I found the climbing easy and fairly well protected, especially at the roofs (there might be some sections with thinner protection later, but the climbing is easy).

This route takes plenty of pink tricams and grey (0.5) x4 cams, so bring extra if you can.

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