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*Copperhead - 5.7

Average Rating = 3.43/5 Average Rating : 3.43 out of 5
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Rock (Trad)
G
1
Small to medium gear (cams, tricams, nuts)
40
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.17/5
  Rock Quality 3.83/5
  Scenery 3.50/5
  Fun Factor 3.33/5

Description:

Like many another Sunset route, Copperhead is a little sandbagged for the grade. Though it's a short route, it's well worth doing. The protection is good, especially where you need it the most.

Starts on a ledge above the trail, about 5 minutes walk north from the toprope area. At the left end of the ledge, move up a dirty but easy dihedral to a ledge, then move right under a shallow crack. Climb the crack (crux), then up the face to mantel out at the top. Sling trees for an anchor, or build a gear anchor in the rocks to climber's right.

Descent Options:

Rap off the pine tree at the top of the cliff.

Submitted by: saxfiend on 2007-05-05
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Route ID: 85625

7 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: satch on 1995-08-19 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars short

but fun and pretty intense for the grade

Added: 2011-01-19

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jbar on 2009-08-06 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars looks easier from the ground

Good pro but felt harder than 5.7 on first climb.

Added: 2009-08-08

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: clemsonscooby on 2009-08-03 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Heady but short

The upper section is heady, because the gear is hard to find or just not there. The top out can be a bit tricky for the grade as its slopey. If your tall, the crack crux is easy. Followed the wife.

Added: 2009-08-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: climbwest on 2009-02-21 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Short

Short easy climb. Had to build anchor off trees.

Added: 2009-03-17

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: sf on 2004-04-24 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars na

ntd

Added: 2008-04-24

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