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The Snaz - 5.9

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Chouinard and Hempel, 1964
Rock
G
9
Gear to #4 camalot, doulbe up cams from 1" up. Mostly fixed anchors at the belays.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 5.00/5
  Scenery 4.50/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

Check out one of the two guides. The topo in "A Climber's Guide to the Teton Range" is much better than the one in "50 Teton Classics". Mainly 5.7 rock with two 5.8/5.9 loooong crux pitches. This is popular and a grade IV so get an early start if you don't move very quickly or if you plan on passing parties. There are numerous variations, all described in "A Climber's Guide". One of the very best rock climbs in the Tetons. FA was done by Yvon Chouinard.

Submitted by: alpinerockfiend on 2003-07-11
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Route ID: 38000

9 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lucander on 2009-08-11 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars The Snaz

I'd call this III, 5.9+. There are sling and gear rap anchors above pitches 8 & 9, we chose to top out and walk off - it just feels like better style in the Tetons. Camped a mile up-canyon from the route, brought back copious libations for a celebration. Ran into the legendary Jim Olsen on the route.

Added: 2009-08-18

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: reachhigh on 2008-08-07 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Best Trad Line I've done to date.

Loved it.


Added: 2009-01-07

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.1
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: keg5066 on 2008-08-03 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars great route

great route

Added: 2008-08-03

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: northpole on 2007-06-25 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Snaz

Sweet Route

Added: 2007-07-01

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: Happy on 2006-08-18 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Wow

Amazing! You can rap the whole thing if you end after P9 (?) - need 2 ropes for this.

Added: 2007-05-18

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