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Routes in Indian Palisades Corridor

"Woody's Variation" T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Bitter Brew T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cotton Mouth T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b X
Eyes of Amber (aka Chivalry's not Dead) T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Harrell-Turner T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Liver is Evil and Must Be Punished, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mumbling Bee T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Serpent Scales S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Shank, The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Snakes in the Grass S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Toe the Line T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Water Moccasin S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Wheat Chex T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Willit Slab S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Mark J. Nelson on Oct 28, 2002
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Locate Water Moccasin (5.7); this is the well-bolted, left-arching friction route climbing the right edge of the brown section of the wall. To the right of Water Moccasin is a lighter section of rock, with a steep section at the bottom. The Harrell-Turner route (5.10b) ascends the center of this section of rock.

Serpent Scales climbs past four bolts (the last slightly off to the right) along the "scales," which are splotchy, brown patina plates along the right side of the lighter section of rock.

A 50m rope is just sufficient to get you back to the ground.

Protection

Four bolts to a chain anchor.

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Royce Robertson
Joshua Tree, California
Royce Robertson   Joshua Tree, California
There's a huge chunk of rock at the top (easily 1,000+ lb) which seems nearly ready to break off as of 10/4/16. Oct 9, 2016
Tobin Story
Woodinville, WA
  5.6
Tobin Story   Woodinville, WA
  5.6
Route is easy to follow and has great moves on positive holds. Harder before the second bolt, then eases up on juggy holds to the top. Bolts and anchor in good shape. Nov 18, 2015
cconradd
Washougal, WA
 
cconradd   Washougal, WA
 
Super fun 5.6. Sort of a hard start, it was harder for my wife who is short, but she got it. Nice views of the desert valley from the top.

The 4th bolt is to the upper right of the route and cannot be seen from the ground. The anchor is hidden on the boulder on the top of the route. All bolts and anchors were in good shape, 5/22/14.




May 23, 2014
Matt N
Santa Barbara, CA
Matt N   Santa Barbara, CA
I imagine it feels/is harder for shorter climbers. Nov 18, 2011
Ken Lawrence  
5.6
Like climbing a ladder... Oct 25, 2011