Type: Trad, 60 ft (18 m)
FA: Drew Bedford 2005
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Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details


Face climbing past one bolt leads to this diagonaling splitter. The crack leads through a bulge (crux) and continues to a 2-bolt belay.

Rating is subjective based on finger size. The rock is gritty, bring tape.


Hike north up the gully from Negro Modelo, skirting the bulk of the East Gate. After some 3rd class (approx. 500 feet), Sidewinder appears on the left as a prominent diagonal crack.


Standard thin rack, nothing bigger than 2". Bring plenty of .5" cams--minimum of 5, more for comfort. Small nuts helpful.