Sidewinder [Suggest Change]
Avg: 2.8 from 6 votes
|Type:||Trad, 300 ft, 3 pitches|
|FA:||M. Trainor, M. Rangel|
|Page Views:||2,144 total · 15/month|
|Shared By:||Mike on May 16, 2006|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
Access Issue: PLACING BOLTS IS ILLEGAL IN THE SUPERSTITION WILDERNESS! Details
In the early '90's the USFS banned all placement of bolts in the Superstition Wilderness. This unfortunately includes replacement of existing bolts. Violating this ban may result in climbing restrictions on this beautiful area. Please think twice and go bolt somewhere else.
Description [Suggest Change]
A fun climb with good exposure and great views. P1: climb the left-facing dihedral (crux) and exit right on a ledge. Traverse right (4th class) about 40' to the bottom of a long dihedral/crack system that goes to top. Use long runners at top of dihedral to minimize rope-drag. P2: Climb the mostly hands dihedral to a small ledge. Excellent pitch! P3: short pitch to top following cracks (hands thru offwidth).
Location [Suggest Change]
Start at a short left-facing dihedral on left side of The Flatiron. To descend, walk off left until possible to scramble down a gully to near base of climb.
Protection [Suggest Change]
No bolts. Pro from small thru #4 friend.