Avg: 3.5 from 263 votes
|Type:||Trad, 180 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Steve Strauch, Danny Gates 1969|
|Page Views:||31,747 total · 218/month|
|Shared By:||Karsten Duncan on Feb 2, 2006|
|Admins:||Micah Klesick, Nate Ball|
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.