Type: Trad, 180 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Steve Strauch, Danny Gates 1969
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Shared By: Karsten Duncan on Feb 2, 2006 with improvements by Carl Schaefer and 1 other
Admins: Kevin MP, Nate Ball, Micah Klesick

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Description

Spiderman is one of the great moderate trad climbs at Smith. This crack on the tuft is surprisingly solid and has some surprisingly exciting moves for such a moderately graded climb.

Pitch 1: 5.6 Begin on the right side of a large ramp. Climb up a right angling crack to a bolted anchor on the left. . . or continue on and link up pitch 2

Pitch 2: 5.7 Continue up the hand crack in the dihedral above. Belay at bolt anchors on the face.

Pitch 3: 5.7 From the belay move right into a seam that quickly opens into a fingercrack. Take this crack to the improbable roof. Pull the roof and continue up easy climbing to a chain anchor on top. Watch rope drag!

Alternate Pitch 3: This easier but less popular variation lacks the luster of the regular finish. From the belay you can take the crack heading up and left avoiding the roof.

Descent: You can rappel the route with two ropes but pulling the ropes can be nasty.

A walk off descent to climber's right requires a bit of scrambling but is potentially less hassle.  There is occasionally a fixed rope to assist the descent.

Protection

Stand double cam rack to 3.5 inches w/ standard nuts selection

All anchors are bolted

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