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Sidewinder - 5.10b

Average Rating = 4.55/5 Average Rating : 4.55 out of 5
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2 bolts, gear
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.73/5
  Rock Quality 4.27/5
  Scenery 4.55/5
  Fun Factor 4.55/5

Description:

Climb a flake to the face then traverse horizontal crack, go up the vertical crack, and traverse the dyke.

Submitted by: artm on 2002-02-25
Last Modified: 2007-02-22
Views: 1028
Route ID: 12653

30 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2013-01-30 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Sidewinder

The skimpy dike traverse makes this one of the more unique climbs in Jtree. The crux is a slab move at a bolt down low. Then a juggy traverse and small roof pull into a short crack, then up to the dike which has two bolts, one at the beginning and one at the end. A must do 5.10. Walk to the very west for the rap (small jump to left hand tower). With Chad from CA.

Added: 2013-02-03

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: quiteatingmysteak on 2012-02-18 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars .

Not as hard as hyped, traverse at top was pretty damn secure.

Added: 2012-02-26

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lsandvos on 2011-02-12 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun!!

Great route

Added: 2011-05-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lucander on 2011-01-05 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Sidewinder

Worth crossing the continent for this one! Use runners judiciously and enjoy the long traverse without rope drag. Crux at low bolt is tough.

Added: 2011-03-01

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: RentATommyG on 2011-01-08 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Dope

not too often that I give the 5-star rating, this might be my fav of the season thus far. Exciting must-do climb. Yet another exercise in terror management! not that hard for .10b though ;)

Added: 2011-01-10

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