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Sidewinder 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: rocknice2 on Sep 9, 2010

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BETA PHOTO: A= 40 Foot Smurf B= Sidewinder

Description 

Very popular route, beginning is deceptive and often gives climbers trouble.
Try to keep the barn door closed as you make your way up the corner to reach the crux exit. Finish on easy jugs moves and widely spaced bolts.

A key block fell out at the top of the corner, changing the crux from getting to the overlap to passing it. The grade did not change.

Location 

Near the center of the "Main wall", recognized by chalked up left facing corner with 3 bolts very close together.

Protection 

5 bolts + anchor


Photos of Sidewinder Slideshow Add Photo
Base of Sidewinder... deceptive tricky start.
Base of Sidewinder... deceptive tricky start.
Nice view of whole route
Nice view of whole route
 SideWinder in middle Interesting fall sun colour.Secret of start is to follow the sun.
SideWinder in middle Interesting fall sun colour....
Mid level look of the surrounding rock, Sidewinder immediate left of, foilage on right. Identified by small overhang.
Mid level look of the surrounding rock, Sidewinder...
Sidewinder is  left side of center, small overhang makes dark shadow 1/2 up. Stay  left of small tree near center top.
Sidewinder is left side of center, small overhang...
Rocky but big base
Rocky but big base
Closer look of bottom, dihedral on right, 40 foot smurf,(not visible) on left.
Closer look of bottom, dihedral on right, 40 foot ...

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By manny
Aug 31, 2012
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

original rating is 5.9
By rocknice2
From: Montreal, Quebec
Sep 19, 2013

You mean original sandbag. the grade has never changed even though the route did a bit. It may be a bit easier now I think.
By Ian Dibbs
Aug 12, 2014

A good route to be humbled on .... the start looks no big deal but is tougher than it appears.