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Nearly everyone's first stop when climbing routes in Ibex, the Snakeskin Buttress is a nice introduction to the area. With such a large variety of ratings, its a pleasing spot for all visitors. The crags namesake is an excellent moderate, quite popular, and stands as a good measurement for all other lines at Ibex. The Snakeskin points east, so for a majority of the day this area stays warm and will receive plenty of hours of sun. It consists of the wall's south most corner and face and is separated, starting in the small recess left of the Syringe.
Drive north past the main bouldering area towards the flanks of the largest wall. Park and locate the crag. Snakeskin Buttress is the recessed area set back, but attached to the Severity Desparity Wall.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Snakeskin Buttress:
Snakeskin 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 160'
Rattler’s Aręte 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
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Blood Meridian 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ E7 6c UT : Ibex : Snakeskin Buttress
This long standing Tim Toula project has been worked on by many. T4 noted when he heard the news, "I still have yet to see the moves at the upper crux" of this climb. Since the advent of the new West Desert Guidebook, Peter V has been making short work of more than a few of these, all within merely a week's time. The true grade may await more of a consensus opinion as they originally were thought to be significantly harder. The star rating is as reported to me. PV almost felt a sense of disappo...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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