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: The Viper
Cal at the finish
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!