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Bastard Chimney, The T,TR 
Coup d'Etat T,TR 
Cracker Jack T,TR 
Dirty Day TR 
Get Jacked T,TR 
Good, the Bad, and the Jacked (Direct), The T,TR 
Good, the Bad, and the Jacked, The T,TR 
Handle With Care T,TR 
Hot Beef Injection T 
Match the Snatch T,TR 
Milking the Bull TR 
Overlooked T,TR 
Pale Rider T 
Perverted Inspiration T,TR 
Practice Chimney  T 
Son Of Great Chimney T 
Son of Great Chimney Direct T,TR 
Whipping Boy T 
Wild West Homo T,TR 

Coup d'Etat 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Trad, TR
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Rich Bechler and Dave Groth
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Submitted By: Kate Okenatez on May 5, 2002

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Just above the crux. Joel Therneau, October '07.

Description 

A climb with a blend of thin crack climbing, fun face moves, and a desperate dynamic to finish. It'll make you sweat! Thin crack offers solid gear placements through entire climb. Route starts just to the left of a flaky crack (Handle with Care, 5.5), and can be accessed through Great Chimney (actually more of a gully and the bottom can be tricky).

Protection 

small cams and a couple of small stoppers work great


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Coup d'Etat. Joel Therneau, October '07.
Coup d'Etat. Joel Therneau, October '07.
Steve Z sending Coup D'Etat.  Then sent Wild West Homo, good day.  May 09.
Steve Z sending Coup D'Etat. Then sent Wild West ...
Coup d'Etat
Coup d'Etat
Climber: Unknown
Climber: Unknown
Photo by Andrew Burr.
Photo by Andrew Burr.
Shot #2, Mike L on Coup d'Etat.  Sept 2011.
Shot #2, Mike L on Coup d'Etat. Sept 2011.
Melissa.
Melissa.
Looking down at Coup d'Etat 11b/c.  Once the small crack ends look for small holds and a high left side pull.
Looking down at Coup d'Etat 11b/c. Once the small...
Pete from SLC, on-sight.
Pete from SLC, on-sight.
Photo by Andrew Burr.
Photo by Andrew Burr.
Finishing Coup d'Etat
Finishing Coup d'Etat
Mike L on Coup d'Etat.  Sept 2011.
Mike L on Coup d'Etat. Sept 2011.
Obvious finger crack the whole way up. Awesome.
BETA PHOTO: Obvious finger crack the whole way up. Awesome.
Greg, onsighting.  Sept 2011
Greg, onsighting. Sept 2011
Photo by Andrew Burr.
Photo by Andrew Burr.
Ryan sending Coup d'Etat.
Ryan sending Coup d'Etat.

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By Steve Sangdahl
From: eldo sprngs,co
May 23, 2002

i think the first ascent was by rich bechler and dave groth
By Jay Knower
Administrator
From: Campton, NH
May 24, 2002

For a lead, the pro is small yet pretty solid (Lowe Balls, .1 and .2 Camalots, and #0 Metolius TCUs) ...probably the best protected 5.11 at the Lake.
By Leo Hski
Nov 27, 2006

Wasn't this originally a Bill Lenz aid route called Cowgirls in the Sand?
By James M Schroeder
From: Sauk County, WI
May 2, 2007
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

I think this may be a little easier if you're tall... I can reach the crux undercling with both my feet in the giant horizontal...
By David A Groth
From: Lacrosse
May 5, 2007

Leo
I am not sure if it was Bill lenz or Bill Russel. But it was called Cow girl in the sand
By Steve Sangdahl
From: eldo sprngs,co
May 6, 2007

Yo Punters,I am pretty sure this was not aided by Swilliam Russell.
peace and fuk-nes
By Remo
From: Madison, WI
Sep 17, 2009
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Great gear on this route!
By Whippin
From: Bend, OR
4 days ago

Protects great with small TCUs. Didn't even place any stoppers