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Routes in (p) Spiderman Buttress
|Best Left to Obscurity T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R|
|Captain Fingers T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Cornerstone Variation T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Explosive Energy Child T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|First Ascent Crack T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|
|In Harm's Way T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Necromancer T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13|
|Out of Harm's Way T,S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Spiderman T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Spiderman Variation T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Squashed Spider S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Stiff Little Fingers S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Type:||Trad, 180 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Steve Strauch, Danny Gates 1969|
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|Shared By:||Karsten Duncan on Feb 2, 2006|
|Admins:||Nate Ball, Micah Klesick|
DescriptionSpiderman 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 an 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 left 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 easier.