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The Snatch - 5.10b

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


Start a few feet right of FM, where the trail meets the cliff. (p. 1, 130', 5.10-): Carefully climb a crack in white-spotted dike rock through a suspiciously rotten section below a piton. Continue to a bolt at a flaring groove in a left-facing corner. Up this (crux) to a jug and handrail that leads left to a 2 bolt belay. (p. 2, 100', 5.10b): Reverse the hand traverse rightwards, then re-enter the left facing corner system. Climb this (crux) using a crack on the right wall, then continue up the corner to a 2-bolt belay at an uncomfortable stance.

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Rappel, our a 65+ meter cord made it to the ground just fine with two raps.

Submitted by: lucander on 2011-09-20
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Route ID: 109922

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  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lucander on 2011-09-17 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars The Snatch

Really good climbing on both pitches. Giving this a pg 13 because of bad rock on pitch 1. The bolt halfway up pitch one looks new, it wasn't mentioned in Lawyer & Hass guidebook. I was glad to have it, though, as there is gear in rotten stone below and an iffy #3 camalot above it. Once past this section, protection is a no-brainer.

Added: 2011-09-20