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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: Trad, 70 ft
FA: Alan Nelson, 3/87 (solo), bolted by - Louie Anderson & Bob Bealle, April 1989
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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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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.

Eyes of Amber climbs past two bolts and a long runout, optionally protected with small trad gear, to the obvious ledge and tree.

A 50m rope is plenty to get you back to the ground, but the tree is on the small side of confidence-inspiring for a rappel anchor.

Vogel describes two routes (Chivalry's Not Dead, 5.7 and Snakes in the Grass, 5.9) in between Eyes of Amber and Water Moccasin. Neither route showed evidence of bolts or chalk. In fact, this description MIGHT be for Chivalry's Not Dead, but that just makes Eyes of Amber more ambiguous.


Two bolts and some smallish trad gear.


Costa Mesa, CA
Howard   Costa Mesa, CA
New looking rap bolts as of 2/19/17. Feb 21, 2017
Dan Evans
Phoenix, AZ
Dan Evans   Phoenix, AZ
Direct start is 5.9+/10a one move wonder to move past first bolt. Oct 30, 2013
I don't think this is the same as Chivalry. I climbed them all on 5/4/11, and Donno's beta photo has it right; there are four routes on the dark part of the wall left of Harrell-Turner. Accepting the names in Vogel's book (as the beta photo does), they are, from left to right:

Eyes of Amber 5.7 if one traverses in from the right, or harder with the direct start
Chivalry's Not Dead 5.7
Snakes in the Grass 5.9
Water Moccasin 5.7 (Vogel's 5.4 rating is a sandbag) May 11, 2011
shelby beardslee
29 Palms, CA
shelby beardslee   29 Palms, CA
Climbed today and there are 4 bolts. Felt like 5.9 on the direct version and easy 5.7 if you traverse in from the right. Its a little run out at the top but nice and juggy with positive holds. The chains of top which are shared by two other bolted routes have been replaced. Mar 7, 2011
I'm pretty sure this is aka "Chivalry's Not Dead." Jan 13, 2003