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Dan Levison entering redpoint crux. Photo by Seno...
Snake Watching is the farthest left route on Overhang Rock. It is the "Eighth Day" of the Flatirons.
Scramble up easy 5th class to get to the first bolt. A three move boulder problem takes you up and over the initial overhang. From here, it's crimp, crimp, and more crimp for about a mile to anchors just below the summit. I don't know if something broke, but I found there to be a pretty hard boulder problem at about the 11th bolt. The rock is a little friable in spots. I could not get to the ground with a 70 meter cord, so bring an 80 meter cord or use the lowering station midway up.
15 bolts to a two bolt anchor. There is a midway anchor at the 8th or 9th bolt.
This is why Rob is my hero!
Rob crushing it like the beast he is.
Bruce Miller with his hiking boots on.
|Comments on Snake Watching
|By Joe Collins|
Aug 23, 2007
A 70m rope will get you down with some shenanigans, but it's very close. Best to use the midway anchors.
|By Jonathan Siegrist|
From: his truck
Mar 17, 2009
This is a brilliant climb! Crimps for daaaaayyyyysss. Definitely climb (past the first anchor) to the top of this beast for full value- a must do climb at the grade in the front range. I was also skeptical about lowering with a 70m- it would be really close.
|By Dan Levison|
Jun 23, 2009
Old school Flatirons mega-classic. V6 boulder problem to 120 feet of techy 5.12, capped by an enormous two-tiered roof.
|By Taylor Roy|
From: Boulder, Co
Mar 29, 2013
Got down very easily from the last bolt before the anchors with a 70m. Reached to top of the boulder that you scramble on top of to start the route. Some very easy downclimbing gets you to the ground.