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This is a long pitch with lots of hands, the pro is varied since the crack constricts often. The rock quality is good as Red Rocks, nearing Wingate. I think the belayer should be at the highest ledge to reduce rope drag but with runners and a runout, could be belayed from the ground.
As you rap into WW, this is the long corner just upstream on the west wall.
nuts, small to large cams
Melinda follows this long pitch, mostly hands with...
Greg taking his turn on the Kingsnake.
Steve and Greg starting route
Steve finishing and cleaning up
BETA PHOTO: Climbers on Hanging Judge but this is a good shot ...
BETA PHOTO: You will need a 70m to get from the anchor on top ...
Jul 8, 2009
Nice route, long & fun. We broke it up into 2 pitches and it worked well.
Oct 29, 2009
1st Ascent- Jim Haisley and Scott Baxter, 1984-ish. This and the Hanging Judge were the first 2 routes climbed at the Winslow Wall and they were put up simultaneously.
|By Steve Pulver|
From: Tucson, AZ
Sep 8, 2011
We got to the chains at the base of Kingsnake and Hanging Judge by going up the far right corner, then traversing back left. From those chains it took a full 70m rope to do the route and lower back down. I had 3 sets of camalots from .5 to 3 and still ran out of gear. We first attempted in the evening, and I ended up lowering down from about 2/3's of the way up when I heard what sounded like many bats from inside the crack. I came back the next morning and was barely able to hear their squeaks, so I wasn't too scared to shove my hands in the crack.
Sep 20, 2011
Lead first to 80' . Anchor with large cams 4s .
Nestor finished. terrific sandstone but moves felt like Bonnies Roof in Gunks. CM
Jun 25, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a
Sucks up a ton of gear but doubles to C4 #3 will do fine. I would give it four stars but rock quality deteriorates towards the top.