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

Sending in the Rain

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Grain of Salt 5.10c (Sport) **

First Ascent: Kipp Trummel in 2013
Length: 50ft
Bolts: 5 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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When approaching Cooper's Cove from the right (Serenity Point) this bolted line is about 100 feet before the main overhanging wall. Begin with a big move to reach slightly overhanging but short lived climbing.
Moves: Pumpy
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Light Rain
Owner: RRGCC

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2.4 stars (25 votes)
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5.10c (23 votes)

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Submitted by: climb2core
Date: Sep 8th, 2013


pigsteak said on September 9th, 2013
currently the worse route at coopers in an area of fun gems... rap from chains to save your rope.
Brentucky said on September 9th, 2013
hmph, i thought that felt pretty tough for a 5.9 (as told to me by the random grade generator, pigsteak). i agree it is probably the worst route at the crag, but still not that bad.
Cromper said on December 27th, 2013
This thing doesn't look too bad. I'm sure this little wall will sometime be full of chossmgoss warmups.
dustonian said on December 27th, 2013
Nah, it's pretty bad...
Rollo said on April 6th, 2014
Not a great route. On the easy side of ten.
Power2U said on May 29th, 2014
Not all that bad PigSteak.... more solid rock than some of the stuff on the main wall. The main wall will be nice after all the crumbles come off ;-)
lena_chita said on December 6th, 2015
I thought it was a very nice route, not sure why it is getting a bad rap. But oh god, that long move... The long move on top of Hammer Time is easier than the long move at the start of this route, if you are short.
Anonymous said on December 6th, 2015
Oh god dammit shut up. I'm assuming you're a mental midget as well.