A very pleasurable journey up the west side of Cob.
P1. Start near a very large boulder on the descent trail from the top of cob on the west side - look up and see the obvious crack. Pitch one is very mellow 5.7 crack that takes any pro you like - be sure to head left when the crack ends and enjoy the exposure on the north side of the pillar.
P2. Pitch two goes up the roof on NW corner - hense the 5.8 rating. Would be even better if it was longer (especially the roof pitch!)
BETA PHOTO: Start of West Rib.
|By Leo Paik|
From: Westminster, Colorado
May 14, 2002
An interesting variation (not described in either Rossiter guide) to the R: Assuming this is the same start (a bit of face climbing protected with a #7 BD wire to a crack with a pod with a big wire stuck about 25 ft up), after about 90 ft you get to a nice belay on the R. From here go R into a R facing corner with a short offwidth. Use a #5 Camalot to start and a #4 1/2 Camalot at the crux. Muscle up. Find a green Alien placement where you move up and left, and join the Northwest Corner.