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Routes in Sidewinder Buttress

Bivi's T,S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Don't Put Your Hand In It S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Orange Peel S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Snake Eye S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Zelonish Gully T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
sidewinder S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Shared By: ConorD on Apr 22, 2011
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Description

This area has most of the easier climbs in Rattler, and is a popular area. It can get busy on warm days and weekends. There is a variety of grades and quality here, most of the really good routes are in the lower grades.

Getting There

From the main parking area, hike straight up the scree slope heading towards the left side of the obvious large triangular face. pass this and the climbs will be on your right side heading uphill.

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Found a belay device here this weekend. If you lost one, leave some contact info (and a description of what you're missing) and I'll be in touch. May 15, 2017
Bryan Gartland
Helena, MT
Bryan Gartland   Helena, MT
The direct talus slope approach to this crag is heinous. A safer, easier and more sustainable option is to angle up to Sidewinder on climber trails from down-canyon, passing near the Rock in Between and Shredder Wall. You won't entirely avoid all the loose stuff but it will help with a serious erosion issue above the main parking.

On June 26, 2016 my girlfriend and I found a recent pile of human you-know-what right at the base of Snake Eye and Don't Put Your Hand In It. Super gnarly and obviously not cool. We did our best to clean things up but the staging area reeks right now. For a lighter take on a shitty topic:

The Wright Stuff Jun 27, 2016

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