Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Christina Winckler
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Shared By: Nate Adams on Mar 13, 2006
Admins: Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Snail Trail is another fun route. It is well-protected.


Access: Hike left from Natural Born Drilla along the cliff base. Walk past Evil Empire, and scramble up and over the pedestal. Drilla From Manilla and Snail Trail start near one another at at a relatively flat belay stance. The start is just left and below the pillar.

See the
The Prow topo. for location.


7 bolts.


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This is an engaging climb for a 5.8 leader! Felt a bit hard for the grade and wasn't super thoughtfully bolted for a 5.8. Jul 5, 2017
Dave Clark 5.10
Golden, CO
Dave Clark 5.10   Golden, CO
Groundfall potential getting to the first and second clips, so either a stickclip or small-medium trad gear could be used to increase security. Jul 27, 2017
ryan c
Phoenix, AZ
ryan c   Phoenix, AZ
There's groundfall potential getting to all first clips, even ones you can reach from the ground. 100% disagree on the statement of groundfall potential between 1 and 2 unless you really try hard, then maybe. I think the grades are on point, and I appreciate the style in which it was bolted and the two to the right as well. One could prob get gear if they don't feel comfortable with the opening moves as is. Great route. Jun 23, 2018
Great route that suffers from "Lime Disease"--AKA--bad bolting. Here is an equation comparing other nearby routes in order of difficulty:

Honeymoon is Over - 5.5 ft per bolt - 5.13c.
Natural Born Drilla - 6.5 ft per bolt - 5.12c.
Drill For The Thrill - 6.5 ft per bolt - -5.12b.
The 16 Men Of Tain - 8 ft per bolt - 5.11a.
Old School - 8.8 ft per bolt - 5.9.
Snail Trail - 11.1 ft per bolt - 5.8.
Drilla From Manila - 12 ft per bolt - 5.7.

At this rate of bolting, how are the beginning climbers supposed to survive to reach the safe grade of 5.12??? Malevolent Elitist Bolting at its best. Jul 15, 2018