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Kool Aid

This route is located in the Middle Gorge Region at Jewel Pinnacle

The "end" of the crag

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Copperhead 5.6 (Trad) **

First Ascent: Larry Day, Bob Compton in 1974
Length: 70ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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This route ascends the wide crack around the corner from Kool Aid.
Moves: Hands
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS

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2.53 stars (15 votes)
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5.8- (10 votes)

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Submitted by: Roger
Date: Oct 5th, 2012

Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 19th, 2005


skeeterth0mps0n said on October 14th, 2004
much harder than you think when looking at it.
ewaaser said on March 9th, 2006
The crux on this route is down low just after the short left traverse and feels harder than 5.6. Above the crux it's easy but painful!
Dman said on December 30th, 2008
defintlynot a 6
The Sherpa said on June 23rd, 2009
Kinda scary for a 5.6.
MikeWilkinson said on September 30th, 2019
Old school grade for sure, 5.6++. If you start up the face behind the tree instead of the wide crack, you can get some OK pro (#2 or tricam) into one of the pockets so that you have something between you and the ground before getting to the mini roof. Used tree climbers left of the top out, new black webbing as of 9/29/19.