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Kalahari Sidewinder 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Brad and Trudy Scott, 2000
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Submitted By: Brad Short on Nov 30, 2002
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Spence leading Kalahari Sidewinder.


Starts three routes right of Dihedrus. Climb the shallow corner with cracks that widen near the top. Step left to anchors after 40 feet.

One star for some enjoyable moves, although some climbers may give it two stars due to the limited number of easier routes at Cactus.


5 bolts to anchors

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At the anchors on Kalahari Sidewinder.  We climbed the crack to the right side of the anchors and bolts.  Photo by Dave G.
BETA PHOTO: At the anchors on Kalahari Sidewinder. We climbed...
Erik Marr climbing Kalahari Sidewinder.  One of the shorter routes on the wall.
Erik Marr climbing Kalahari Sidewinder. One of th...
Route is the right side of the rope.
Route is the right side of the rope.
Brian nearing the anchors.
Brian nearing the anchors.
Suns Out Guns Out!
Suns Out Guns Out!
Nice jams to start.  Paul on Kalahari Sidewinder.
Nice jams to start. Paul on Kalahari Sidewinder.
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By Brian T. Wandzilak
Dec 16, 2003

I actually give this route 1-2 stars. Not a challenging route at all. It seems that up top the route forces you into the large crack on the right. There appears to be face climbing, but it looked a bit more diffcult than 5.8. A good route to lead to get warmed up for the other moderates out there.

By Levi Wilner
From: Alamosa, CO
Jul 9, 2004
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

a good 5.8 sent a friend for his first ever sport lead on it. no problems...

By Ian Welch
From: Denver, CO
Oct 1, 2006

Some funny moves from the last bolt to the anchor.

By Matt Richardson
From: Fort Collins, CO
Jun 3, 2010
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

This route had a very trad feel to it. Ended up jamming on a lot of the bottom section. The final moves to the bolt are not difficult but seem a bit smeary for the 5.8 rating it gets.