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Coup D'etat 

YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Trad, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Linus Platt
Season: Shade
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Submitted By: Nate Sydnor on Sep 15, 2016

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  • Description 

    Coup D'etat is a very good, technical, albeit short route with mostly good rock. Powerful moves off the deck, with more power/tech moves for the duration. Care should be taken getting to the drilled angle. I fell there on my first go and met my belayer just a foot off the ground. There was only one bolt with tat for an anchor, so with Linus' permission I added another and cleaned it up. Hopefully this will draw some attention to an unheralded classic. Linus had a great eye!

    Location 

    Immediately left of El Cracko Diablo

    Protection 

    I used a crash pad to get started, then placed a .5 and .75 in the obvious crack. After that there is one drilled angle and one bolt that will see you to the anchor. Just under the second bolt is a slot for either a purple or green c3 sized cam if desired.


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