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Men are Apples, Women are Pears S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Men are from Mars S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Outer Space T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Women are from Venus S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Elevation: 723 ft
GPS: 48.454, -122.63 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Curt Veldhuisen on Feb 3, 2017
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

Description

Not to be confused with Snag Buttress on the Main Wall, Big Snag Wall is tucked among the firs on the lower SW part of the Mountain. Big Snag has three fine moderates and a tougher face packed into a 40’ wide section of the wall. You could probably top rope any of these routes by descending (roped) from the Orange Wall Trail to the anchors.

Climbs face SW but the lower part is well shaded by large trees. The ground is getting trampled and starting to erode, so please limit your impact.
Lower Main Wall/East Buttress Trails Re-opened Details

Getting There

Reaching Big Snag is not terribly difficult but definitely not simple. From the lower trailhead, hike to Black Wall, then continue left and up the obvious trail several hundred more yards. Or, from the upper mountain, descend the Skyline Trail a fair ways then turn left on a side trail shortly after the junction to Orange Wall. The turnoff is in a grove of large cedars where the soil is often squishy, from which the access trail drops steadily to the wall. The length (~20 minutes) and difficulty of both approaches is about the same – would you rather grunt before or after climbing? These descriptions will likely be insufficient your first time, so go with a local or have the guidebook in hand – Rockin’ on the Rock by Kloke and Thompson

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Classic Climbing Routes at Big Snag Wall

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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