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Gail JRoute Climbed: Cosmic Wall Date Climbed: Sept. 26,1998  Sucess!

Gail J

Fun. Thrilling exposure.
Posted Aug 15, 2004 1:24 pm

tahoeRoute Climbed: Cosmic Wall Date Climbed: April 2004  Sucess!

tahoe

A great second trip to The Ogre. Beautiful weather, though somewhat windy on the first 3-4 pitches. In my opinion this climb has significant runouts, mostly on 5.5 terrain. Not a good choice for a new lead climber!The hardest pitch (the ~180 foot pitch below the summit pitch) does have good pro. It's easy to miss the bolts at the top of pitch 3 (assumes you climbed a long 1st pitch), they're slightly to the left and include one modern bolt and one relic, though backup gear placements are available, and advised! If you belay at these bolts, the next pitch to the large ledge is only about 40-50'. Don't forget the 60 meter rope, otherwise you'll need two ropes for the rappels.
Posted Apr 15, 2004 5:38 pm

Sam MillsRoute Climbed: Cosmic Wall Date Climbed: May 2000  Sucess!

Sam Mills

A fun route with great pro on perfect granite.
Posted Jan 24, 2004 4:28 pm

Dave DinnellRoute Climbed: Cosmic Wall Date Climbed: September 1996  Sucess!

Dave Dinnell

A great route climbed with friend John Pfeiffer.
Posted Jan 10, 2004 1:21 am

SammyGrippeRoute Climbed: Cosmic Wall Date Climbed: September 28, 2003  Sucess!

SammyGrippe

Beautiful day, perfect temp, clear sky and fun climb. Alan Kanaskie and I had a great time on the Ogre. No one else on the rock, some day hikers over near Castle Dome.



See trip report for more detail.

Bob J, Eugene OR
Posted Oct 1, 2003 1:32 am

rpcRoute Climbed: Cosmic Wall Date Climbed: August 9, 2003  Sucess!

rpc

Fun climbing in a beautiful setting. Some of the pitches have pretty poor pro (pitch 1 and 3 come to mind) but climbing is easy. Also, the last pitch as the Laird guidebook suggests ("5.6 chimney" -- agree with John that it seems harder esp. when you compare it to other 5.6 pitches on the route) is unprotected (other than one manky piton) and is the crux of the climb. We rapped off the summit in one shot with two 60m ropes. My wife and I had the mountain to ourselves. The only people we saw all day (and that's a Saturday in mid-August!) was a group of hikers down below.
Posted Aug 10, 2003 7:00 pm

DigglerRoute Climbed: Cosmic Wall Date Climbed: 31 May, 2003  Sucess!

Diggler

Climbed with John; Don & Larry climbed before us. Amazing area, with beautiful views of the surrounding Klamath peaks, the other Castle Crags, and of course, Mt. Shasta. The rock wasn't quite Yosemite or Lover's Leap solid (it's also younger), but then again, either were the crowds (our 2 rope teams were the only ones on the mountain that day!)! A really fun climb, featuring moderate climbing, steep rock, significant exposure in places (esp. @ the summit, where one looks down @ 200' worth of rappelling down below!), and interesting pro'-placement opportunities, esp. on pitches 1& the book-recommended last pitch (exposed friction w/ minimal pro' for 1st 20' of chimney- instead, it seems a much better idea to just go straight up from the P5 belay-station notch). Some creative, interesting, and well-executed leads were done by John. Excellent day, great climb!
Posted Jul 9, 2003 12:58 pm

jtreeRoute Climbed: Cosmic Wall Date Climbed: May 31, 2003  Sucess!

jtree

Great Fun!!!!
Posted Jun 5, 2003 3:30 pm

JohnRoute Climbed: Cosmic Wall Date Climbed: May 31, 2003  Sucess!

John

Great trip with Dirk, Don, and Larry. I climbed with Dirk while Don and Larry climbed together. We were the only ones on the mountain with perhaps 10+ people having made the scramble up nearby Castle Dome. Dirk and I swapped leads with him taking the odd pitches and me the even. I overshot the 2nd belay station and had to downclimb 30 feet of 5.5/5.6. On P6 to the summit, Don and Larry climbed the ridge while Dirk and I climbed the chimney. The crux move for the chimney may be more in the 5.7R range. A great way to avoid the crowds at Yosemite.



Here's my SP trip report.
Posted Jun 1, 2003 6:23 pm

zzrilRoute Climbed: Cosmic Date Climbed: August 1998  Sucess!

zzril

What a great climb. Definitely go for the ridge on the last pitch. Groveling up the chimney isn't that much fun.
Posted Nov 26, 2002 2:24 pm

rhlairdRoute Climbed: Cosmic Wall Date Climbed: June 6, 2002  Sucess!

rhlaird

Great, fun climb. Route finding issues on the last pitch. Reached summit via knife edge ridge rather than a "low angle" chimney as described in Laird Davis' book. See picture below of summit approach.
Posted Aug 3, 2002 1:56 pm

JoshRoute Climbed: Cosmic Wall and some 5.9 to the right of it Date Climbed: Summer, 2000  Sucess!

Josh

A fantastic hunk of rock. A very impressive summit, too!
Posted Aug 3, 2002 11:24 am

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