The Cough

This route is located in the Miller Fork at Deep End

Natural Ice

1 votes

Lichenosis 5.11a (Sport) ***

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

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Another pumper complete with a bulge at the 4th bolt which has the strong possibility of motivating a take. Hang on if you can to reach the giant hueco at the last bolt where reprieve can be found.
Moves: Pumpy
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: RRGCC

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3 stars (31 votes)
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5.11a (28 votes)

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Flunker said on December 6th, 2013
Second route from the right of the ledge. Climbs to large hueco.
lena_chita said on April 21st, 2014
The bulge at 4th bolt was a bit nerve wracking, because I was worried that the hold would break, but not that hard. After getting into the hueco and being assured that all the difficulties were over already, I had a surprisingly hard time between the last bolt and the anchors, grabbing some lichen covered not-holds that nobody else has considered necessary. Cool route. The holds are all there, but it is not straightforward, takes some figuring out.
climb2core said on April 21st, 2014
Fun route, all there and well bolted. Will get better with some traffic.
Chiyram said on May 27th, 2014
Terrible route. Dirty, chossy bottom and that 4th bolt is in a ridiculous place.
Anonymous said on May 27th, 2014
Agreed about the 4th bolt. Funny that it was originally placed 10" higher.
RSL said on June 4th, 2015
Wicked fun route! Thought the bolting was fine, I'm 5' 1" and didn't have too hard of a time clipping. It's been cleaned off a ton though since May of last year.
stephmjxteam said on September 23rd, 2016
it will get one more star with more traffic !
michaelarmand said on June 6th, 2017
The route has cleaned up quite well, definitely worth getting on.