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Getting into the fingers on Snake Bite.
About 4 colums left of AC Devil Dog, there is a thin crack that goes over a small roof. This is Snake Bite.
The climbing starts as 5.8 stemming then pulls the small roof (5.10-) then the crux section pulls a very thin crack for about 10 feet until larger holds present themselves.
Solid to medium pro is needed to protect the crack. Placements are pretty easy.
Moving into the layback section on Snake Bite.
|By dean fleming|
From: sonora ca
Feb 18, 2006
gear is hard to place when laybacking the last portion of the route. the crack up there is wierd too.
|By Andy Laakmann|
From: Bend, OR
Nov 25, 2006
I did this on TR, but found the finger crack so sharp and painful that I avoided using it as much as possible and used neighboring face holds instead (big decrease in difficulty). Leading this would be tough with the painful jams and fiddly gear - the crack is very weird.
From: San Francisco
Mar 16, 2009
crux for me was also the last portion of the route in the laybacking section. Got a good stance at the bottom, placed 3 marginal pieces of gear (gear is kinda funky, crack has lots of crystals on the inside), the best of the three was a yellow alien. I tried firing to the top twice and fell twice, then made some funky moves and hit the godsend jug at the top. Sick route... deserves more stars.