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The crux is moving to and past the last bolt. A funky R hand pinch/Gaston enables one to slap a bad pocket on the arete and, thus, make it to the bucket flake on top. Shuts are a bit off to the right, so TR climbing would be sketchy.
This is a fun route. A great knee-bar rest can be found just before the serious climbing starts.
The route is on the wall immediately left of "The Flintstones " E-SE face goes into the shade fairly early.
BETA PHOTO: There it is, Viper.
BETA PHOTO: Clipping from the interesting rest before the busi...
BETA PHOTO: Viper on the left, Fred Flintstone on the right
By David Arthur Sampson
Jun 20, 2007
Technically, this route is considered on the Shooting Gallery Wall. However, its proximity to bedrock is why I posted it here- FYI.
By John McMullen
From: El Portal, CA
Apr 23, 2009
As I recall, but not total recall [I'm old now, lol], this got it's name when one of us nearly stepped on a huge rattler below the crag. Fun stuff!
By Jake Schmitz 1
2 days ago
A large chunk came off of the saddle feature when I was on it today. Rest of the saddle starting to sound hollow. Be careful on it!