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An excellent route and great introduction to the sport routes at the CCC! An interesting move or two off the ground to easier climbing to a great arete. The arete can be climbed directly, on the left (a bit easier) or on the right. But take it straight on and mount the arete.
A scrawled-on rock at the base of the climb lists this climb as 5.10a but it's more like a nice 5.9.
This is likely the first route you'll see when you arrive at the CCC. It's at the top of the approach trail. But the question remains--Which came first? The Chicken or The Egg? You better go and find out!
7 bolts to springed cold shuts.
|By Larry Earley|
From: Los Alamos, NM
Oct 8, 2006
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a
Nice sustained 5.9 sport climb. Well bolted. Fun moves. Do it.
From: Albuquerque, NM
Jul 5, 2008
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a
A good warmup for Coxcomb that is conveniently located at the EXACT spot where the trail reaches the crag... Sweet.