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Diesel Therapy

This route is located in the Miller Fork at Cooper's Cove

Pure Pleasure

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Road Kill 5.10c (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Kipp Trummel, Ray Ellington in 2013
Length: 60ft
Bolts: 7 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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A stellar but tough line for the grade. If you can get to the hueco down low you've got this one in the bag as long as you pace yourself.
Moves: Pumpy
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: RRGCC

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5.10d (70 votes)

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Submitted by: ray
Date: Sep 15th, 2013


lena_chita said on October 16th, 2013
The rock is really crumbly around the hueco area, but mostly solid everywhere else. Fun route, with long moves to good holds. Might not the best route for your 5ft tall friend's first 5.10c.
Spikeddem said on October 16th, 2013
I wouldn't suggest this for anybody's first 10c, Lena. hah
Jeff said on December 20th, 2013
Big fun at 10c! Didn't see any really crumbly rock around the hueco.
Sco Bro said on December 22nd, 2013
2 kneebars and a no hands rest keeps this one 5.10.
veela-valoom said on April 25th, 2015
I forgot that this was the route that "wasn't for your 5ft tall friend's first 10c." It was the last of the way and I felt pumped but I didn't notice too much of a height disadvantage unless you're able to avoid the terrible hold coming out of the hueco with some additional height. Felt harder than 10c but really fun movement and how often do you find a hueco on a 10?
Anonymous said on October 23rd, 2015
tough for the grade usually means it's sandbagged, like this route, stellar though. 10d/11a.
Chiyram said on October 10th, 2016
This is pretty stout for 10c.
usmcmars said on January 20th, 2017
Although I think it is slightly sandbagged, I did not find it reachy at 5"1". More awkward getting into the hueco than getting out of it. Fun.