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This route is located in the Upper Gorge Region at Wall of Denial


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Cougar Bait 5.8 (Trad) *

First Ascent: Matthew Seto, Sid Trogden in 2013
Length: 50ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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Start on the ledge above PPP and 11.11. On the right side of the ledge, there's a stack of blocks up to a small roof. There a toaster-sized bulge on the right lip to help pull the roof. A hand crack ascends a wide dihedral above the roof to the top. Rap from a tree. There's about 8ft. of interesting climbing to pull the roof. The cost of getting to it is low, and the view at the top is nice. If you follow the trad ethic of topping everything out, it's a useful pitch.
Moves: unknown
Descent: unknown
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS

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Submitted by: kato
Date: Oct 30th, 2013


trog said on October 30th, 2013
Seeing Matt's arms after the bushwhack topout will give understanding of the name.