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Black Mamba 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 220'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Cecil & Begoon - 1992
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Jan 19, 2007

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Description 

This thin, desperate variation to the upper half of Sidewinder is quite a ride. Even with the bolts, there is the potential for long falls from the cruxes.

P1: Climb the first pitch of Sidewinder to the belay ledge/bolts.

P2: Head up the second pitch of Sidewinder but step right after the first easy roof and clip a bolt on the face. Continue up thin climbing and make an extremely difficult traverse right after clipping the second bolt. Follow shallow corners/seams up past a third bolt to the top. Spectacular and hard!


Protection 

Standard rack plus TCU's and RP's.



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