Type: Sport, 90 ft (27 m)
FA: Van Eitel, Allan Fuhr, Dan Russell - 1990
Page Views: 1,342 total · 8/month
Shared By: Josh Janes on Dec 4, 2006
Admins: saxfiend, Brad "Stonyman" Killough

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Description

Brazen Serpent climbs the center of a beautiful west-facing wall of orange rock just before reaching the Golden Gloves area. There are two obvious bolted lines on this wall -- Mirage is the right; Brazen Serpent is the left -- the two routes share the first bolt.

Start at the center of the wall and climb up and right to the first bolt. Continue up to the obvious undercling below the roof. I recommend placing a cam here (there are spots for blue & yellow TCUs as well as a 0.5 Camalot) with a long runner to alleviate the pressure of not blowing the second clip. Pull the roof directly via some powerful moves off decent holds (11c or so). Continue up the face above past many bolts until encountering the crux, a thin, reachy, difficult sequence high on the route. This felt more like 5.12 effort to me, but maybe there's a trick... Continue to a bolted anchor shared with Mirage.

Protection

10 draws or so and a couple finger-sized cams.

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