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Coughin' Crack - 5.9

Average Rating = 3.50/5 Average Rating : 3.50 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Rock (Trad) (Toprope)
small to med. cams maybe a nut or two. Chains for top rope/rap.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 2.50/5
  Rock Quality 3.50/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


One of the easiest 5.9 climbs at Gregory. About halfway between Barney Rubble (to the west) and Tn'A (to the east). Opening to crack is body wide down low, then tightens up at top. Fist to hand size jams are plentiful so finger strength is not that critical. Route #49 on the Billings Rimrocks route sheet. Very good climb if you're looking for something in the 5.8-5.9 range, certainly a good alternative to your 100th ascent of Welcome to Billings.

Descent Options:

Rap down with chains, or scream goodby cruel world and jump!

Submitted by: kb59106 on 2009-01-19
Last Modified: 2010-11-08
Views: 1273
Route ID: 97673

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: pblkenmy on 2011-10-31 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun offwidth

Good climb...sweet hand crack 3/4 of the way up.

Added: 2011-10-31

  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mtnkid85 on 2008-02-10 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars I believe this climb is also called coughin crack.

Fun climb, good crack.

Added: 2009-02-10