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Snake - 5.6

Average Rating = 4.67/5 Average Rating : 4.67 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (3)
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Rock (Trad)
PG13
2
Standard rack, big cams (BD #3-5) for the second pitch
210
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty (Not Rated)
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 4.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

Location Begins 40 ft right of Thin Slabs / Thin Slabs Direct, half way up the slope towards Red Pillar. P1: (5.6) Climb up the right-facing broken corner to the ledge, then climb up a crack with a small tree (V1). Continue on the easier ground above the tree, make a balancy move (crux), and then climb up to the GT ledge. This pitch is a nice and well-protected outing, and you can traverse to the last pitches of routes between Snake and Arrow. P2: (5.7) Climb a huge right-facing corner, pass a bush, choke off grass and a big tree. Continue up the crack (hand to fist jam at the bottom, chicken wing at the top) to the ledge with rap slings. V1 5.8 G FA: Joe Bridges, Dick Williams, 1987 From the Snake crack move out left and climb difficult looking finger-crack through an overhanging bulge.

Descent Options:

Rap off of Thin slabs rings/slings

Submitted by: gblauer on 2011-09-10
Last Modified: 2014-04-03
Views: 467
Route ID: 109859

3 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: gblauer on 2014-04-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Funny, I got skeeved today

It was wet and slimy and I had a small rack. I ran it out and didn't feel great. Crux, however, felt darn easy. This is a great climb for a new leader. Lots of gear and a well protected crux. Rap off the tree over Thin Slabs.

Added: 2014-04-05

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: gblauer on 2012-06-16 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars very enjoyable climb

Easy peasy leads to a headwall. Nice crux moves to easy peasy. Lots and lots of fun, mellow climbing.

Added: 2012-06-16

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: gblauer on 2011-09-10 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars A great climb...Who knew?

Happy, mellow and fun. Nice long climb with a crux at the headwall. I enjoyed it.

Added: 2011-09-10