|Type:||Trad, Aid, 5 pitches, 500', Grade II|
|Original:||YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a C1 [details]|
|FA:||1969 - John Marshall & John Haek|
|Submitted By:||corvegas on Feb 25, 2007|
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By Lady Tapas
From: Portland, OR
Sep 11, 2013
|This is snibble tower and according to the guide book its a 5.10a A1 R. It was a fun climb but lots of sketchy rock. Perfect shade from noon on!|
By Derrick Peppers
Oct 31, 2013
|what is sniffle tower? also, the 10a first pitch is pretty acurrate to other 10as in the park.|
By David Wade
Jan 7, 2014
|One of the "old" bolts on the aid traverse popped off on December 24. This section is now a little harder than A0. Could probably be freed in the 11s, and could probably be aided by someone comfortable/skilled with shaky aid.|
From: Bend, OR
Apr 11, 2016
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a C1-2 R
As of Sunday 4/10/16 the 4th bolt on the bolt ladder is still missing. There are holds allowing you to free climb up and clip the next bolt, or I guess you could do some sketchy hooking for a couple moves. I would say that the moves are 5.11ish between the bolts, perfectly doable and still a better option than the original free variation up the choss chimney.
The 4th class last pitch has many variations. I chose to cut back right and go straight up to the summit: low 5th R/X choss.
The guidebook calls the first pitch 10a and while it is easy for that grade, 5.8 seems like a bit of a sandbag also. Either way the real challenge and fun lies above.