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Snakehead - 5.6

Average Rating = 4.89/5 Average Rating : 4.89 out of 5
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none on lead - trad gear for belay at notch, anchor at top.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating R
  Exposure 4.29/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 4.67/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

This popular route follows the top of the Snake's Head formation. You can start on the Pizza Face Start which climbs a steep face of a dike with knobs and flakes (5.8X - no pro) or traverse in from the side. One long 200 feet pitch to the notch (lots of trad gear possible here), then another 200 feet to the top of the snakehead and two bolt anchor. To get off, jump onto the boulder to the south and scramble off. F.A. Rose, et al. (date?)

Submitted by: superdiamonddave on 2006-01-16
Views: 1097
Route ID: 11293

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20 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating X
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: willwill on 2012-04-09 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars none

none

Added: 2012-04-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: theresister on 2012-03-04 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Yeah.

I can see the appeal to climb this now. Nice view.

Added: 2012-03-05

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: sporter on 2011-08-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Fun solo, amazing exposure

Fun solo, amazing exposure

Added: 2012-02-03

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating X
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mydogscout on 2009-12-15 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars a

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Added: 2009-12-15

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.5
  Safety Rating X
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jabo1 on 1978-03-15 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars First climb

This was one of my first climbs. Now it is access to the top of Quartz for other routes or setting a rappel.

Added: 2009-12-14

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