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AC Devil Dog S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Bandito T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Chicken Ranch Bingo S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Flight Simulator S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Go with the Flow T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Granted T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Gyro Gearloose T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Hole in the Wall T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Journey to Find the Sun S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Men's Crisis Center T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Moss Critique S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Prime Directive S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
Rawhide T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Snake Bite T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Squealer T,S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Table Manners T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Table Manners - Left T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Three Fingered Jack T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
To Pin or Not To Be T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Type: Trad, 40 ft
FA: Peter Croft, 1989
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Shared By: Brian Quiter on Apr 3, 2004
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Please do not place any new bolts or fixed hardware at Table Mountain, and minimize our impact here. Climbing is open, with restrictions: private property. Details


About 4 colums left of AC Devil Dog, there is a thin crack that goes over a small roof. This is Snake Bite.

The climbing starts as 5.8 stemming then pulls the small roof (5.10-) then the crux section pulls a very thin crack for about 10 feet until larger holds present themselves.


Solid to medium pro is needed to protect the crack. Placements are pretty easy.
i thought this climb was more fun and interesting than raw hide... wish it was longer Jun 12, 2017
David Urnes Johnson  
Two crux sections. The first a little after you are established in the finger crack after the roof, especially if you stay in the crack and don't use the sidepull on the right crack. Second, at the top where the easiest is to lieback. The fingerjams are not (too) painful. I did not use tape, but left no blood in the crack. The crack does have some small knobs inside it, but the gear is bummer! The route is well protected and super fun. Get on it! Feb 27, 2017
San Francisco
tallmark515   San Francisco
crux for me was also the last portion of the route in the laybacking section. Got a good stance at the bottom, placed 3 marginal pieces of gear (gear is kinda funky, crack has lots of crystals on the inside), the best of the three was a yellow alien. I tried firing to the top twice and fell twice, then made some funky moves and hit the godsend jug at the top. Sick route... deserves more stars.
Mar 16, 2009
Andy Laakmann
Bend, OR
Andy Laakmann   Bend, OR  
I did this on TR, but found the finger crack so sharp and painful that I avoided using it as much as possible and used neighboring face holds instead (big decrease in difficulty). Leading this would be tough with the painful jams and fiddly gear - the crack is very weird. Nov 25, 2006
dean fleming
sonora ca
dean fleming   sonora ca
gear is hard to place when laybacking the last portion of the route. the crack up there is wierd too. Feb 18, 2006