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Muscle Shoals

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

Cruising For a Bruising

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Coup De Graus 5.11b (Trad) **

First Ascent: Dave Texter in 1999
Length: 40ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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Directly right of Muscle Shoals is this thin and bouldery fingercrack. Climb to a ledge then traverse to the anchors on Muscle Shoals.
Moves: Fingers
Descent: Rap anchors
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS

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5.11b (4 votes)

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512OW said on November 27th, 2006
Bouldery start and cool moves... but the rock is pretty much junk for most of the route...
tpowell said on April 7th, 2014
Fat fingers and the ability to put up with crumbly rock strongly encouraged.
Nate W said on December 4th, 2017
The route looks crumbly, but I thought it was decent rock. Finicky gear through a very short crux to slammer tight hands... not bad.
wilkes86 said on December 8th, 2019
Really cool route. This is one of the better finger cracks I’ve done in the RRG. The start has some sandy rock but all the gear is great and the rock cleans up After the first 10-15ft. I’d say very similar to rebar.