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Corn on the Cob 

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

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Greg Hand, Bob D'Antonio and Moe Hershoff
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Oct 13, 2005
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BETA PHOTO: Corn on the Cob. Start from a small ledge on the ...
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On the far right side of the rock and just off the descent trail is a steep west facing gold and brown wall. Corn on the Cob start on the right side of this wall. Climb up to the first bolt, make a move up to a small overhang. Clip a bolt and crank over the roof. Continue straight up the face past three more bolts to the anchor. Bring small stoppers for a flake just past the fourth bolt. Good climbing on excellent rock.

The move over the overhang was 12- until a very loose block came off leaving a large incut bucket.


Five clips plus some small stoppers will get you to the anchor.

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Marga at the crux roof.  It's a long reach to the good incut edge above the second bolt.
Marga at the crux roof. It's a long reach to the ...
Corn on the Cob and Thunder Road.  Corn on the Cob starts on a small ledge below the upper west face of Cob Rock. <br /> <br />Thunder Road starts down to the left; the difficult bolted face is accessed via an easy trad approach pitch.
BETA PHOTO: Corn on the Cob and Thunder Road. Corn on the Cob...
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By Ron Olsen
From: Boulder, CO
Nov 8, 2005
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b

The move turning the overhang at the second bolt is the crux. I did a dyno to the good incut edge above the bolt, and I'm 6'1". Shorter climbers may find this move more like 11a or 11b.

Above, steep but moderate (8 to 9) climbing leads to the anchor.

By David A. Turner
May 16, 2006
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b

Nice addition to Cob. I'm 5'10" and no dyno required. Looking at the photo, I'm sure I used a different sequence. I appreciated that where good gear was available, no bolts were placed.