Type: Sport, 150 ft
FA: Jimmy Surette
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Shared By: Jim Redo on Aug 6, 2004
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

Snake Watching is the farthest left route on Overhang Rock. It is the "Eighth Day" of the Flatirons.

Scramble up easy 5th class to get to the first bolt. A three move boulder problem takes you up and over the initial overhang. From here, it's crimp, crimp, and more crimp for about a mile to anchors just below the summit. I don't know if something broke, but I found there to be a pretty hard boulder problem at about the 11th bolt. The rock is a little friable in spots. I could not get to the ground with a 70 meter cord, so bring an 80 meter cord or use the lowering station midway up.

Protection

15 bolts to a two bolt anchor. There is a midway anchor at the 8th or 9th bolt.

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