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Woman Trouble

This route is located in the Lower Gorge Region at Muscle Beach

Coup De Graus

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Muscle Shoals 5.8+ (Trad) ****

First Ascent: Martin Hackworth, Ron Snider in 1982
Length: 40ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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Around the corner from Woman Trouble is a wide crack in front of a boulder. Heel-toe and chicken-wing to the top.
Moves: Wide Crack or Offwidth
Descent: Rap anchors
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: NFS

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5.8+ (10 votes)

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Submitted by: rjackson
Date: Dec 5th, 2020

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Date: Apr 26th, 2006

Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 19th, 2005


Wes said on November 24th, 2003
It is super nice to have 2-3 #5 camalots or #6 friends.
ynot said on August 20th, 2005
It ain't casual.
Myke Dronez said on August 31st, 2008
sucks up large cams like lions eat lambs. big and wide, not much inside.
krampus said on October 15th, 2009
a bit heady if you run out of gear half way up, but still super fun
jrathfon said on November 3rd, 2009
need to come back to get this. yeah, three #5's and two #6's would be the perfect rack for this crack, add a #5 or old #4.5 or 5 for even more TRability. lots of fun. tough 5.8+, woooo OW!
jrathfon said on December 8th, 2009
fun climbing, good to learn knee jams, heel-toe, and arm bars. a good rack would be two #5's, two #6's, a 0.75 or 1 for a horizontal, socks, and taped ankles.
tpowell said on April 7th, 2014
Tape your ankles if you want to do this route with bearable pain and suffering. Two 6's will come in handy if you don't want to walk one for just about the whole route. 5's will get you a little less than half way.
njclimber said on December 10th, 2018
5.8 plus what?
rjackson said on December 4th, 2020
Horrific, hard, and hateful... a classic.
Anonymous said on January 19th, 2021