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Water Moccasin 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: C Miller on Jan 16, 2007

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"Water Moccasin". Photo by Blitzo


Fun and well-protected climbing up positive features in dark-colored rock lead to a nice belay high above the desert.


Just left of center on the wall and the first route left of the lighter-colored rock.


4 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor/rap

Photos of Water Moccasin Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: A view from the rap station near sunset.
A view from the rap station near sunset.
Rock Climbing Photo: "Water Moccasin". Photo by Blitzo.
"Water Moccasin". Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up Water Moccasin
BETA PHOTO: Looking up Water Moccasin

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By M.Morley
From: Sacramento, CA
Feb 20, 2007

The third protection bolt on Water Moccasin was replaced February 2002 by Greg Barnes of the ASCA.
By michael sulis
From: Portland, OR
Jan 14, 2009

About 5 bolts to a double-chain anchor at the top. Note that even though this slab is facing west, it's shaded in the late afternoon. Nice climb, all friction. My wife's first lead climb, nice job!
By shelby beardslee
From: 29 Palms, CA
Oct 14, 2010

Climbed this on lead this weekend. One of the chains on top is very loose.

Update 3/11: The bolts have been repaired and also noticed someone bolted what I think is "Snakes in the Grass" next to it on the left. Nice.
By Rodger Raubach
Mar 11, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Glad the bolts have now been replaced; when I did it years ago (1985) I wrote in my notes: "one bolt chopped and 2 others missing hangers; sucked in again by guidebook!"
By tro4130
From: Vista, CA
Nov 18, 2013

11/17–I looked and looked but only saw 3 bolts on this route (plates can be slung). Can anyone confirm the number of bolts currently on this route?
By rock hopper
Mar 23, 2015

4 bolts as of 3/22/15, you can't see the 4th bolt from the ground. Anchors are in great condition. Really fun climb in the Corridor, I found the crux to be passing the first bolt, then its juggy plates all the way to the top.

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