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Indian Palisades Corridor
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
"Woody's Variation" T 
Bitter Brew T 
Cotton Mouth T 
Eyes of Amber (aka Chivalry's not Dead) T 
Harrell-Turner T 
Liver is Evil and Must Be Punished, The T 
Mumbling Bee T 
Serpent Scales S 
Shank, The S 
Toe the Line T 
Water Moccasin S 
Wheat Chex T 
Willit Slab S 

Cotton Mouth 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b X

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b X [details]
FA: Todd Swain & Peggy Buckey, 4/90
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Submitted By: Tony B on Apr 2, 2009

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A pleasant climb that likely earned it's name from the lack of protection. Climb solid patina up the face to a fixed anchor and set a toprope for friends, or access via one of the rotues to the left


Just to the right of Serpent scales, in the darker rock, the patina creates a smoother bot more solid climb. There is a bolted anchor up top that can be reached via solo or from the top of Serpent Scales.


Really, none. A good TR.

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By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Sep 10, 2013

I'm fairly certain this route has been retro-bolted and now sports 3 or 4 bolts up the middle of a wide runnel. The bolt line is right of the plates which is the obvious weakness and where most people climb. No longer an X, it's well protected and leads to two bolt anchor with rings above.
By Chris D
From: the couch
Jan 27, 2014

There are bolts that run up the little gully to the right of this route, but I believe they are for another route not included here or in guidebooks. There's a line of chalked holds that follow the bolt line. Cotton Mouth (as described here) is left of the bolts.

Lots of routes crammed on this face...

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