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Spider's Line 

YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a

   
Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 180'
Original:  YDS: 5.5 French: 4b Ewbanks: 13 UIAA: IV+ ZA: 11 British: MS 4a [details]
FA: 1997 -Savage
Season: 4
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Submitted By: Spider Savage on Jan 7, 2010

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Spider Savage on "Spider's Line."

Description 

A wandering line established ground-up. May be the easiest possible lead to get to the top of this formation. After the 3rd bolt it's no harder than 5.2. The summit can be attained in one pitch if your rope is really long. This route accesses numerous top-rope anchors.

Location 

East wall of The Canyon. Right most bolt line. Starts near the base of a small oak bush. See photo.

Protection 

Quickdraws, bolted. It used to require one sling on a knob but someone added a TR anchor.


Photos of Spider's Line Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: An old SMC hanger, on the 1st bolt of "Spider...
An old SMC hanger, on the 1st bolt of "Spider...
Rock Climbing Photo: Leader working the moves above the 2nd bolt on &qu...
Leader working the moves above the 2nd bolt on &qu...
Rock Climbing Photo: Spider's Line in Green.
BETA PHOTO: Spider's Line in Green.
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber enjoying the moves on "Spider's Line....
Climber enjoying the moves on "Spider's Line....
Rock Climbing Photo: The 1st bolt on "Spider's Line.
The 1st bolt on "Spider's Line.
Rock Climbing Photo: A young Southern Pacific Rattlesnake taking it all...
A young Southern Pacific Rattlesnake taking it all...
Rock Climbing Photo: Coming down off Spider's Line. First time at Texas...
Coming down off Spider's Line. First time at Texas...

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By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Jul 7, 2011
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

P1 - 4 bolts (4th is part of a chain anchor for Brand X TR wall) to chain anchor. P2 - 4 bolts to 2 bolt anchor with rap rings.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Dec 10, 2011
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Many "Thank You"s to Spider Savage for his unselfish and dedicated efforts to eradicate the groves of poison oak that were flourishing in The First Corridor prior to his arrival in 1997. I doubt this route would have ever been possible had the poison oak remained.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Aug 18, 2013
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

The 1st bolt with the SMC-style hanger had worked 1/2" from it's hole and was a spinner. The threads were mangled, apparently from previous attempts to tighten the bolt. Bolt removed, hole blown out, replaced and torqued to 25ft-lbs. Now, good as new.

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