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Bath Rock - East
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Cowboy T 
Cowgirl T 
Eastside Groove T 
Easy Way Up S 
Epic T 
Soap on a Rope T 
Tree Start T 

Cowgirl 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

   
Type:  Trad, 200'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
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Submitted By: grk10vq on Jun 23, 2013

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Climber at the common belay point for Cowboy, Cowg...

Description 

A fine climb up the east face of Bath Rock, this route is a classic romp and a must do for every City of Rocks visitor. Easily the best line, Cowgirl is primarily solo'd and "juggy" in nature, expect minimal protection. The climbing is very forgiving and offers a relaxed outing with plenty of opportunities for rests.

Begin with an easy pitch on the east face's mid-left side. Locate a large, prominent crack (Easy Way Up) and start on the face below the end of this crack. Saddle up here and head straight into a large scoop. If using a rope, build a belay at the base of the steep face, or continue climbing. Ascend the steep face ending to the left of a large tree.

Location 

Mid-center, east face of Bath Rock. Shares the start with Cowboy, and Easy Way Up.

Protection 

A single rack, cordelette, and plenty of slings.


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This is the start common to 3 routes on the East Face; Ralph leading.
This is the start common to 3 routes on the East F...
Ralph closing in on the tree belay point.
Ralph closing in on the tree belay point.
Climber approaching a massive tied-off chickenhead on the Cowgirl Route. This is also a possible protection point for Cowboy Route.
Climber approaching a massive tied-off chickenhead...
At the usual belay stance at end of a short first pitch (60 feet).
At the usual belay stance at end of a short first ...

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By Rodger Raubach
Aug 9, 2013

The first pitch in common with Cowboy Route and Easy Way Up is an outstandingly fun 50 feet of climbing to a decently protected belay stance where Easy Way Up starts. Bring either a #3 or # 4 Camalot for an anchor.