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This route is located in the Miller Fork at Deep End

The Cough

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Silicosis 5.11d (Sport) ***

First Ascent: John Flunker in 2013
Length: 70ft
Bolts: 8 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Start on far left side of the ledge from a ramp. Pull a tough height dependent dead point to start and climb to the top on mostly good holds.
Moves: Pockets
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: RRGCC

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Submitted by: caribe
Date: Sep 17th, 2018


Flunker said on December 6th, 2013
Left most route on the ledge. Starts on small ramp.
pigsteak said on April 17th, 2014
there is a rope still hanging the route open?
Flunker said on April 21st, 2014
I just took the rope down. Enjoy!
Anonymous said on May 2nd, 2014
Very height dependent first move. Clean right now thanks to some brushing by Tom S. and Cal S. -Flunker
climb2core said on May 3rd, 2014
Decent line, but not super memorable. But thank gawd, we will have another route for shorties to complain about ;)
Rob Smith said on May 5th, 2014
Ask and ye shall receive, a shorty complaint. So glad there is a 12a (now 11d) that has a harder height dependent move than Dog Leg. Damn you mother nature and your eroding ways.
Meadows said on May 6th, 2014
Hmmm ... reminds me not to use too much silica. I be this route requires it.
Power2U said on October 15th, 2015
I see I'm the first recorded send for 2015...guess that explains all the spider webs. BIG 1st move...not much to write home about overall. Anchors need help, two bolts at different heights with a biener on just one, which I lowered off of, yikes!
Anonymous said on October 11th, 2019
Still incredibly dirty! Bring your brush and help this one clean up. It could be good, but needs some love. Top two bolts are total moss.