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Cottonmouth - 5.10a popular

Average Rating = 4.38/5 Average Rating : 4.38 out of 5
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small brass/stoppers and small cams for first pitch, large cams and stopper for second pitch
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.33/5
  Scenery 4.67/5
  Fun Factor 4.67/5


Just to the left of the arete on Face of a 1000 Pitons is a shallow right facing corner. Climb corner for 15 ft. and step left to larger right facing/right leaning corner. Climb corner past bulge to two shuts on ledge for belay (75 ft). Second pitch steps right around corner to Face of 1000 Pitons and climbs cracks to top. (125 ft).

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Rap from Traffic Jam rappell

Submitted by: beattyjo on 2007-05-30
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Route ID: 86127

8 Ascents Recorded

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  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: IsayAutumn on 2011-10-22 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars easier than I was expecting

I also had this one built up in my head, and had been avoiding it. Not that it was super easy, but there wasn't any one move that was that difficult. I didn't even realize I had pulled the crux, so I kept on putting in gear and waiting for it. Then I looked up and saw the shuts right there. Maybe I was just lucky. I thought the gear was pretty good. On the sketchy end of G, but still G.

Added: 2011-10-24

  Safety Rating PG13
Red Point Red Point ascent by: bdc on 2011-10-09 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars .


Added: 2011-10-09

  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: climboard on 2009-07-02 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Cottonmouth-Venom link - classic.

Linked Cottonmouth with Venom for a long, classic pitch.

Added: 2009-07-04

  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: rocloco on 2008-11-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Tough Lead

I wasn't sure I could do it, but that's half the fun. Good gear and a couple pretty good rests, but not a fluffy 5.10 lead at all. I kept thinking I was through the crux, but she kept coming at me. Really happy to have done it. Gonna try the Venom link up next time.

Added: 2008-11-02

  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: zealotnoob on 2008-09-22 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Satisfying send

I had this one built up in my mind. Not that it was easy, but it was reasonable.

Added: 2008-09-22

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