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Cobble Wobble 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 65'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Rich Strang
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Submitted By: Jason Halladay on Apr 26, 2006

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Cobble Wobble action. May 2013.

Description 

One of the best routes at El Rito. Very pumpy and sustained after the initial slab. Cruise up the slabby lower section to a no-hands stance below the steep wall above. Make powerful moves up the faint corner and keep pulling on big holds to the anchor.

Location 

Second route from the left on the Big Pine Wall. Starts a few feet to the right of the Big Pine. There's a newer route (May 2014) just left of Cobble Wobble. Cobble Wobble is the route with loads of chalk up a small right-facing corner above.

Protection 

6 bolts to anchors


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Anna well on her way to a solid redpoint of Cobble Wobble.
Anna well on her way to a solid redpoint of Cobble...
The upper part of the route is quite sustained for the grade but extremely well chalked holds help make quick decisions.  Hunter S on the route, May 2010.
The upper part of the route is quite sustained for...

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By Larry Earley
From: Los Alamos, NM
Oct 8, 2006
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

An excellent climb for grade. Popular. Lots of chalk. Pumpy.
By Jason Hundhausen
From: Bozeman, MT
Jul 1, 2007
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

One of my favorites at El Rito. Great moves, long, and sustained with one good rest in the middle. Watch out for some loose rock to the left of the anchors.
By Ryan Raef
From: Texas
Jun 25, 2009
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Excellent climb. Fun moves. One of my favorites here so far.
By Dave Wachter
Oct 19, 2009

The cobble up top to the left of the anchors is loose(!). This is the hold I use for clipping, and from the amount of chalk on it, seems like everybody else does, too. I pulled hard on it and couldn't get it to pry loose, but if you shake it, it definitely rattles. I drew an "X" on it with chalk, but this will wash off in the next rain/snow storm. Beware!
By J. Albers
From: Colorado
May 26, 2010
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Wait a minute....

So the hold was moving and making noise and you still decided to clip the chains from it? Hmmmmm.....
By J tot
From: Tempe, AZ
Aug 1, 2010
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

I did the same thing as Dave, though it wasn't making noise. If you dead hang it the rock won't give, and it is by far the best clipping hold.
By chosspector
From: San Juans, CO
Mar 22, 2011

This route is a good candidate for retrobolting.
By William Mondragon
From: My car
Apr 30, 2012

Dave, you will be glad to know the cobble is still up there scarring the shit out of climbers. Why do you think it's named cobble wobble?