Type: Trad, 140 ft
FA: Doyle & Janoscrat
Page Views: 4,091 total · 28/month
Shared By: Josh Janes on Jan 19, 2007
Admins: Ladd, Shawn Heath, Vicki Schwantes, Jake Jones

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Description

Sidewinder is a phenomenal pitch located on the Snake Face - the wall just around the corner from the Face of a Thousand Pitons which is just left of Triple S. Traditionally done in two pitches, but easily done as one. Begin in the center of the face at a right-facing corner with a roof. Climb this corner to the roof, and perform difficult moves above pro getting past the roof and then traversing left to a good belay ledge with a bolted anchor. Belay here or continue straight up past another roof (difficult) to a leaning finger crack (tricky pro, tenuous). Awesome!

Protection

Standard rack. Extra small wires and small cams.

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Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
  5.11a
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
  5.11a
This one and "Spock's Brain" are the two thin crack (seam?) classics that I enjoyed the most. Jan 19, 2007
Brad Leneis
  5.11b
Brad Leneis  
  5.11b
Take a long sling for the midway anchor if doing in one pitch. Can TR the whole thing with a 70m rope (knotted at the end!) and a little creativity. But best to rap after cleaning the anchor. Nov 5, 2018