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Routes in Sidewinder Rock - West Face

Diamondback T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Invisible Touch T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Jumping Jack Crack T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
King Pin T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Kingsnake T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Sidewinder T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Skinny Dip T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Venucian Fece T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: Scott Cole and others, November 1988
Page Views: 1,389 total · 7/month
Shared By: C Miller on Jul 15, 2002
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Begin on Sidewinder and where that route cuts left continue up over a small roof and past three bolts on featured rock to gain the prominent dike. Traverse left, clip a final bolt, (shared with Sidewinder and make the long tenuous traverse up and left to the top.

The descent is to the climber's left, where a bit of down-climbing, or a leap, will access a pinnacle with rap anchors.

  • Although essentially a variation to Sidewinder this route is equally as good and a recommended alternative if you've already done that route.

Location

Start as per Sidewinder at a left-facing flake.

Protection

5 bolts (3/8"), gear to 3"

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Pat C
Honolulu
Pat C   Honolulu
The traverse is like a zillion times scarier with high wind gusts. I did sidewinder like a month ago or something without wind, and it was scary, but not too bad. I did diamondback today (april 3) with gusts up to 23 mph (according to weather.com) and was practically crapping my pants. The roof was super fun...I really wish I'd made it clean. Apr 3, 2009
C Miller
CA
 
C Miller   CA  
 
Randy - not "R", but maybe "PG-13" because of the traverse. Jun 24, 2008
Randy
 
Randy  
 
Nothing R Rated about this route imo. Jun 23, 2008

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