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Atlantis Slab
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Above the .11 S 
Black Bart (aka Unknown 1) S 
Dam The Water Board T 
Drefach Lambda S 
Fluff Boys T,S 
Hot Lava (aka Soliloquy) T 
Island Rhythm TR 
Leper, The TR 
Mermaid (AKA: unknown 2) S 
Missing The Dike aka Two Dikes for Dinner S 
Natives are Restless, The TR 
No Bore a Bora T 
Sea Serpent (aka: Unknown 4) S 
Seventh Wave T,S 
Snark Hunt T 
This Bolt's For You T 
Tim's Variation TR 
Tim's Walkway S 
Transformer T 
Trident (aka: Unknown 3) TR 
Unknown TR TR 
Unsupervised Bolting S 

Snark Hunt 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Peter Hubbel and Claude Traufield, 1986
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Submitted By: James on Apr 8, 2011

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BETA PHOTO: Snark Hunt starts below the bushes near a small fl...


Start up a slab below some bushes on a large ledge. Climb past two bolts, then negotiate the prickly bushes. I traversed below them. From the ledge, join with Dam The Water Board up to the anchor.

The crux comes before the first bolt, but there is a flake and a thin crack for gear.

Other than the bushes, I thought this is a pretty good route.


See the photo. Snark Hunt is between The Leper and Dam The Water Board. The route finishes at the Dam The Water Board anchor. Rap from there (a 60m works).


2-bolts, light rack.

Photos of Snark Hunt Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The route with a rope on it.
BETA PHOTO: The route with a rope on it.
Rock Climbing Photo: The anchor. Thanks, ASCA!
BETA PHOTO: The anchor. Thanks, ASCA!

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By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
Oct 28, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

The newest guide does not give this route a star, but I think it is the best route in the area. It is not great, but I think it deserves a star. The other routes are not very safe leads.

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