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Spiders from Mars 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Neil Hightower & Eric Sorenson, 2001
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jul 3, 2007

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Spiders from Mars (5.10b) with the White Mountains...


Fun, easy climbing up plates and jugs lead to a roof (crux) which is powered over on good holds to reach anchors a bit higher. Good moves and great scenery make this an area classic, but minus one star for the poor bolting just before the crux.

The fixed bashie mentioned in the guide is gone (but not needed), and while the route is fairly well-protected the bolting on this is a little odd - a fall just below the roof would not be a good idea.


This is the right-most route on the wall and lies just to the right of Rebel Rebel, a shorter bolted face.


9 bolts, bolted anchors

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By Ryan Huetter
From: Mammoth Lakes, CA
Apr 17, 2012

Bolting on this route is just fine, you wouldn't want to stop and clip from the crux, and it's only like 5 ft. between the clips.
By J. Hickok
Nov 14, 2015

Very good climbing with slightly questionable bolting. The bolt protecting the crux is just hard to clip for shorter folks. If you blow the clip you'd probably fall just as far as you would pulling the moves and clipping from the jug, so...

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