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Sidewinder - 5.11a

Average Rating = 4.38/5 Average Rating : 4.38 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 3.40/5
  Rock Quality 3.80/5
  Scenery 3.40/5
  Fun Factor 4.40/5

Description:

Just to the left of Cottonmouth, start at a left facing corner. Climb corner to roof, climb thru roof on thin hold to horizontal. Pull onto horizontal (crux). Climb up slanting crack until it's possible to traverse left to finish on Neck Press first belay at two bolts. Unprotected but pretty easy traverse for second. You may want to climb up and place pro on second pitch of Sidewinder to help out the second. 2nd pitch: Climb up face above belay and climb over overlap to thin left slanting crack. Climb thin crack to rap station at tree. Two pitches or one long pitch between Cottonmouth and Neckpress. First pitch is somewhat easier.

Submitted by: cclarke on 2007-08-04
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Route ID: 50100

11 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: girlclimb on 2013-10-06 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Proud second

Was really happy to follow and clean my friend Triains ascent of this climb, was also very phyced I managed to clean out all the gear onsight style.

Added: 2013-11-10

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
Onsight Onsight ascent by: bdc on 2011-11-14 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars One of the best of the grade at Seneca.

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Added: 2011-11-14

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating PG13
Onsight Onsight ascent by: IsayAutumn on 2011-10-22 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Awesome route

One of the best 2-pitch climbs at Seneca. I led the first pitch and followed my partner on the second. It all protects well except for the traverse at the end of the first pitch, but it is pretty easy if you take your time and think. For that, maybe it deserves PG-13? Really quality route in both pitches. So much fun.

Added: 2011-10-24

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: climboard on 2009-07-02 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars In the rain.

I think I went too low on the traverse, scary stuff!

Added: 2009-07-02

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dreday3000 on 2008-10-19 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Fun stuff

Lead the 1st pitch, Seconded the 2nd pitch. Both pitches are steller but the first is more unique. Fun crux. The traverse is easy, but heady. # 5 BD nut works well for a little added security. Also look for yellow (I think...) alien in a horizontal crack.

Added: 2008-10-20

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