The Cowboy Ejector Seat
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Attempting the crux
The Cowboy Ejector Seat climbs through the intimidating and giant overhang on the first buttress. The climb breaks down into two sections as follows:
The first section is very fun and juggy climbing which overhangs about 40 feet and goes to fixed draws hanging just below the lip. If you can climb this section it clocks in at around 11b/c and is worth doing by itself.
The second section is the short but difficult crux. Clip the last bolt and get a good rest on some positive holds, and then work through the boulder problem protecting the chains. I think that this section is around v4 or v5. A nice bit of air if you take the whipper!
I hope that people hop on this climb, it has taken me quite awhile and a lot of work to piece together. I'd love to hear about what others think and the grade.
Located on the far right side of the first buttress, goes through the left side of the big overhang. Just left of Razorback and climbs the same slab to access the start.
Bolts, Chain anchors w/ lowering biners, 2 fixed draws
Take a couple of extendable draws. At the no hands rest just after the first roof, clip the bolt with a sling and a quickdraw and this will keep your rope off the rock.
Approaching the first fixed draw on Cowboy Ejector...
From: Olympia, WA
May 23, 2012
Congrats on finally sending this project! And yes I have been stalking you via your blog. If I'm ever climbing this grade I'll certainly put it on my list.
Jul 30, 2012
Nice work Conor! I'll have to hop on it next time I'm out your way (well, the first bit anyways). Hope all's well in Montucky
From: Missoula, MT
May 19, 2014
Finally got on this thing. Climbed it to the fixed draws (11c). Taking just that portion (to the draws) -- highly recommend. One of the most modern, fun climbs in the canyon. (Now working out the upper crux.)