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The Cow, Left - 5.8

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (4)
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Very Light Trad Rack: Nuts and cams to 2".
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5

Description:

The Cow is an innocuous ledge located 200 to the right of The Calf and 200 off the ground. Slightly right of The Cow and near the ground is a very obvious crack with a bay bush about 25 up. This rout begins 15 to the left of this crack. Pitch 1: Friction and face climbing leads to a single bolt 40 off the deck; continue to climb an additional 40 of pure friction to a belay bolt (this is the crux of the climb-there is the distinct possibility of decking on this bold lead due to the lack of protection). Move left up a ramp to a crack/flake leading to the top. This climb is a Grade I, 5.8.

Submitted by: rcwallrat on 2005-04-24
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Route ID: 65950

4 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: benkilgore on 2009-06-26 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars with mike c

We did the second pitch with the 5.9 undercling traverse on TR from the anchors about 200 feet off the deck. It was fun but the only sausage finger i could get into the undercling crack was my pinkie so a slip of my feet would have hurt, a lot. Powerful lieback above to gain the top of the flake.

Added: 2009-06-27

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: outsideguyzak on 2005-07-22 (View Climbing Log)

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Witnessed by: nic and chris
Added: 2005-07-22

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: ewtotel on 1989-06-15 (View Climbing Log)

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Added: 1989-06-15

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Red Point Red Point ascent by: rcwallrat on 1977-04-24 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Bold 5.7 Friction pitch off the deck. Only 1 bolt protectiong the entire lead.

Witnessed by: Steve Weyer & Terry
Added: 1977-04-24