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Cosmopolis

 
Cosmopolis

Page Type: Route

Location: California, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 36.78400°N / 118.583°W

Object Title: Cosmopolis

Route Type: technical rock

Time Required: One to two days

Difficulty: V, 5.10, A3

Route Quality: 
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Page By: Craig Peer

Created/Edited: Sep 26, 2002 / Sep 26, 2002

Object ID: 157008

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Page Score: 71.06%  - 1 Votes 

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Approach


From the end of the Hwy 180, follow the trail west along the Kings River to the bridge crossing below the GrandSentinel. Wander up talus and into the gully that runs under the North Face ( the D. O. A. gully ). See approach topo ( in photos ).

Route Description


Several hundred feet uphill from the Robbins / Chouinard route is a tree on a ledge below a tree on a ramp which leads right below a large roof ( see approach topo ). A 5.8 pitch leads to a belay below the roof. An exposed traverse to the right leads to a corner below a large pillar. A difficult free pitch and a difficult aid pitch lead to a large grassy ledge. 5 mixed free and aid pitches lead to the top. Most of this last section can be free climbed. This route is much cleaner ( and shorter ) than the original R. / C. route. See topo ( in photos ).

Essential Gear


Gear depends on how much you can free climb. Thin pins and 2 sets of cams along with one hook and 15 stoppers should be good. I'm clueless if this route has had a 2nd ascent or not!

Miscellaneous Info


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Dave DalyRoute Comment

Dave Daly

Hasn't voted

Dude-





Give credit where credit is due! Nice job on this FA. Just give more info on all aspects, Ol' Timer!





Proud of you, my brother!
Posted Jan 21, 2003 3:54 pm
Dave DalyRoute Comment

Dave Daly

Hasn't voted

I saw your FA credit on the Summit Log but post it on the route page too!
Posted Jan 21, 2003 4:04 pm

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Pitch 5 on the 1st ascent of...High on Cosmopolis on the 1st...Cosmopolis topo - The Grand...Pitch 2 on Cosmopolis ( Grand...