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Chippychopperone

Social climber
SLC, UT
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 1, 2014 - 09:53am PT
I'm not sure if this is fake, however I have always thought that this thing would fall sooner than later. The overhang at the top was spooky.

Anybody got real verification of this?

http://mountainproject.com/v/top-falls-off-the-cobra-in-the-fisher-towers/109300163

tda
thebravecowboy

climber
in the face of the fury of the funk
Aug 1, 2014 - 11:51am PT
yowza! climb 'em while they stand!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Aug 1, 2014 - 11:55am PT
pic of blast zone or invalid
klaus

Big Wall climber
Pacif*#ka Muthaf*#ka
Aug 1, 2014 - 11:59am PT
Bummer. what about the Sundial next to it?
photo not found
Missing photo ID#370617
coolrockclimberguy69

climber
Aug 1, 2014 - 12:08pm PT
I'm calling BS. Super easy to clone stamp the summit boogieboard out of that pic.

Think I'll head out there with me dag and go see for myself. I'll be back with pics in a couple hours.

edit: It did rain like a mofo out here all night and in Moab, so maybe??


SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, or In What Time Zone Am I?
Aug 1, 2014 - 12:26pm PT
The Larry, pick up the courtesy phone.

Susan
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Aug 1, 2014 - 12:32pm PT
That would make a cool coffee table.


Edit: Susan, that would be one muddy hike right now.
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, or In What Time Zone Am I?
Aug 1, 2014 - 12:43pm PT
Lisa Hathaway on Cobra from a few calendars ago
Lisa Hathaway on Cobra from a few calendars ago
Credit: Total rip off from google search

Susan
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Aug 1, 2014 - 12:55pm PT
It's a fun boulder problem. Never committed to the last moves though, that would be scary ropeless.

HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Aug 1, 2014 - 01:06pm PT
A Mormon Boy Scout leader must've pushed it over.
(wow, I wrote that before I looked at the linked site)
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Aug 1, 2014 - 01:12pm PT
Damn, one less place to bang Jeremy's mom.....
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Aug 1, 2014 - 01:17pm PT
Ya beat me to it, HT.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Aug 1, 2014 - 01:20pm PT
What's Jeremy up to these days? His voice was a welcome one here.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Aug 1, 2014 - 01:22pm PT
What's Jeremy up to these days? His voice was a welcome one here.


Not if you ask the now banned Burchey part 1 thru 9.

Jeremy is climbing hard and doesn't miss us at all apparently.....
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Aug 1, 2014 - 01:27pm PT
Cool, crushing seems in his blood.

Along with red dust and cheap beer. Woo Hoo!
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, or In What Time Zone Am I?
Aug 1, 2014 - 01:55pm PT
Credit: SC seagoat

Susan
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Aug 1, 2014 - 02:02pm PT
This thread is about Jeremy's mom? Lol!

It would be interesting to know the truth of the -ahem- original post.
klaus

Big Wall climber
Pacif*#ka Muthaf*#ka
Aug 1, 2014 - 02:30pm PT
Does anyone have a pic of Jeremy's mom?

I'm just asking because I've only seen her from behind, so don't know what her face looks like.
coolrockclimberguy69

climber
Aug 1, 2014 - 02:56pm PT
Yep, folks, sad to say that it's true. E.T. has finally phoned home. These are only phone photos so pardon the poor quality.

Credit: coolrockclimberguy69

Credit: coolrockclimberguy69

Looks like it broke off at the base of the "neck". Must have been spectacular to see. The debris blasted that boulder sitting beneath the base ledge (you can see it in the photo Susan posted above) about 20 or 30 feet. Took out a juniper, too...

Credit: coolrockclimberguy69

I searched the rubble for a bit to try and find the pin (wasn't it a baby angle at the break?) or any other fixed gear but couldn't see anything. I only searched for about 15 minutes, though, because my dog was getting too hot and wanted to bail.



Pouring one out for a fallen homie. RIP COBRA

RIP
RIP
Credit: coolrockclimberguy69


survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Aug 1, 2014 - 03:11pm PT
Jeremy's mom, for Klaus.




Credit: survival
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 1, 2014 - 03:25pm PT
Dang, I guess I missed my chance....but not with Jeremys mom!
JLP

Social climber
The internet
Aug 1, 2014 - 03:30pm PT
I felt a slight earthquake early one morning a couple years back in the Fishers. I figured it was from all the nearby oil and gas drilling. There's probably 10x as much of it going on today as just a couple years ago. It's the first thing I think of when I see those photos (of the Cobra, not the tits).
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Aug 1, 2014 - 03:42pm PT
Not if you ask the now banned Burchey part 1 thru 9.

Cuz Jeremy wouldn’t stfu about his presence. When I joined the site I remember having conflicts with some of the users. I think we worked out most of our differences, like adults and now usually get along fine. Not sure why Jeremy felt it was the right thing to do to take the toys and go home. His TRs were awesome. Actually, Jeremy is the wise one. This place has been so negative lately that I feel like leaving would probably do more good for me. I am excited about climbing, talking about climbing and being around mostly positive people. I get that while I climb with friends etc. Than I look around here and see people trash talking other climbers, their style etc. Kind of discouraging to deal with negativity. OK, I am not as fragile as I make it sjavascript:doSave();ound… : )

And regarding the Cobra. I can find you a big stack of loose rock on top of a spire, right here in Sierra we have plenty. Anyone done the spires by Devil's Crag?

Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Aug 1, 2014 - 03:51pm PT
Oh no! This is for real?! My penis' namesake is g..g...gone?
goatboy smellz

climber
लघिमा
Aug 1, 2014 - 04:04pm PT
Jeremy's mom, for Klaus

Better tell that little nazi to take a number and go stand at the end of the line.




Bummer news, one of my favorite towers in the Fishers.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Aug 1, 2014 - 04:05pm PT
All you dudes are delusional.

Edit: rip Cobra
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 1, 2014 - 04:45pm PT
Yikes!! I guide AA all the time! We've been talking a lot, lately about throwing in a lap on the Cobra!

Scary parallels with tradman's "Cleaver"!
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Aug 1, 2014 - 04:55pm PT
Never did it.
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Aug 1, 2014 - 05:12pm PT
Aren't you glad you weren't on it?
Chippychopperone

Social climber
SLC, UT
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 1, 2014 - 05:14pm PT
My old roomate is a photographer that shot a cool photo of this formation a few years back.

http://www.jansengundersonphotography.com



http://www.jansengundersonphotography.com/Utah/i-JQB52Ld/A

The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Aug 1, 2014 - 05:24pm PT
That's why I never did it.
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Aug 1, 2014 - 05:28pm PT
Hoodoo Gurus
Hoodoo Gurus
Credit: The Larry
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Aug 1, 2014 - 05:31pm PT
Beautiful image.
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Aug 1, 2014 - 05:32pm PT
Love that Gunderson shot and the one from The Larry, sweet.
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Aug 1, 2014 - 05:36pm PT
Thanks! I took that photo last spring. I never really wanted to climb it but it was cool to look at. I saw it getting top rope gang banged a few weeks ago.
Gagner

climber
Boulder
Aug 1, 2014 - 05:40pm PT
I've done Cobra many many times. A few years ago a guy told me that both he and his partner were on top, maybe even a third person, and they felt the upper block shift. I'd never had more than myself on top just because it looked like it could go at any time....

BTW - Jeremy and I have El Cap plans in October - maybe I'll coax him in to writing one of his fun TR's...
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Aug 1, 2014 - 05:47pm PT
Have fun on the captain!
Greg Child

climber
Aug 1, 2014 - 06:07pm PT
Looks like Cliven Bundy's militia shot it off its pedestal, I saw an ATV towing it back to Nevada.
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Aug 1, 2014 - 06:14pm PT
You might be right Greg.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 1, 2014 - 06:56pm PT
Bye, bye Cobra. You were short and sweet and destined for a short life (geologically speaking).
Gagner

climber
Boulder
Aug 1, 2014 - 07:15pm PT
Who's going to get the FA of the Cobra stump!!?
coldclimb

climber
Wasilla, Alaska
Aug 1, 2014 - 10:02pm PT
While this is a very sad setback for those of us who have climbed or just enjoyed this tower, I'm pretty sure this falls in the climber's ethical category of "it was essential to the route before it fell off, so it's okay to glue it back on," right?
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Aug 1, 2014 - 10:05pm PT
Mormons . . . doing the right thing?
i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Aug 2, 2014 - 12:14am PT
was there in january prior to breaking myself


and a view from above rapelling off AA
frisbee

climber
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Aug 2, 2014 - 10:28am PT
A once-in-its-lifetime bump!
clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Aug 2, 2014 - 10:35am PT
Social security is next.
Scott Patterson

Mountain climber
Craig
Aug 3, 2014 - 02:23pm PT
I'm going to use this to my advantage. When the young, much better and fitter climbers start bragging about the things they have climbed, I'm going to say something like "Oh yeah? I've done climbs that you will never climb". If the disagree, or ask which ones, I'll just reply with "The Cobra".
JonA

Trad climber
Flagstaff, AZ
Aug 3, 2014 - 07:17pm PT
I blame Obama
klk

Trad climber
cali
Aug 3, 2014 - 07:36pm PT
i like the way folks are surprised.

randy sort of pointed out the obvious-- those things are MADE OF MUD. yr CLIMBING MUD. part of the joy/fun/thrill/self-loathing part of it, is getting onto something that's basically built out of dirt and snot.

stuff makes willis wall look like the gunks.
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Aug 5, 2014 - 01:52pm PT
Jimmy Dunn called me and said it was the 1st time one of his routes fell down. He told me that he used to solo it.

No way would I ever do that climb--Spooky!
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 5, 2014 - 03:00pm PT
Steve, keep hanging in there....let geological forces bring the climbs that frighten you to their knees.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 5, 2014 - 03:20pm PT
I first walked by, and photographed it, over thirty years ago, back in '83, and have been wondering why it was still there, ever since!
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Aug 5, 2014 - 03:25pm PT
Any bets on which one is next?

Corkscrew?
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 5, 2014 - 03:33pm PT
Corkscrew would be sweet....but then the foreclosure rate for local guides would go thru the roof.
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, or In What Time Zone Am I?
Aug 5, 2014 - 05:29pm PT
I first walked by, and photographed it, over thirty years ago, back in '83, and have been wondering why it was still there, ever since!

When Ancient Art was just Art?

Susan
MisterE

climber
Aug 6, 2014 - 06:54am PT
Looks like Cliven Bundy's militia shot it off its pedestal, I saw an ATV towing it back to Nevada.

They did it for the children!

Johannsolo

climber
Soul Cal
Aug 6, 2014 - 03:10pm PT
03/04/14
03/04/14
Credit: Johannsolo
paganmonkeyboy

climber
mars...it's near nevada...
Aug 8, 2014 - 11:36am PT
well poo...one of my shoulder fails was looking up at the roof and falling on my arm right there, always wanted to try that bad boy...
klaus

Big Wall climber
Pacif*#ka Muthaf*#ka
Aug 14, 2014 - 03:06pm PT
I saw Jeremy's mom the other day. she was hanging out with Coiler
photo not found
Missing photo ID#372942
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Aug 22, 2014 - 01:53pm PT
Credit: mike m
Credit: mike m
There is still always the mini-cobra somewhere by Loma.
Osprey

climber
Aug 24, 2014 - 07:11am PT
I wonder who got the last ascent.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 25, 2014 - 04:28pm PT
This is how it looked yesterday;
Credit: Jaybro
Credit: Jaybro
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Aug 25, 2014 - 05:04pm PT
The best thing about this is the 7:00 am breathless call I got from Jimmy Dunn.
crunch

Social climber
CO
Sep 2, 2014 - 11:14am PT
Yeah, poor Jimmy called me up, too!

Cobra
Cobra
Credit: crunch
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