Rattlesnake Crack (aka Sidewinder)
Avg: 3.6 from 13 votes
|Type:||Trad, TR, 70 ft|
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|Shared By:||George Perkins on Sep 28, 2007|
|Admins:||Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
DescriptionRattlesnake Crack is one of the very best White Rock cracks, rated from 11a to 11c in different sources.
The crux is protected by small gear, which makes it a little scary, but good solid gear can be found before committing to it.
Head up to the undercling flake. Place pro underneath the flake and traverse left and crank through the insecure crux to a sharp flake to shake out on. From here, most of the rest of the climb is 5.10. Climb up to a triangular roof, pass this on the left, and lieback up the steep finger crack to a stance on the prow. The crack above is mostly fingers with some thin hands sections.
A direct start in a seam 10' left of the undercling is 5.12, with not much for pro, if any.