Type: Trad, 60 ft (18 m)
FA: Drew Bedford 2005
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Shared By: drewford on Mar 29, 2008
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D Crane

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Description Suggest change

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.

Location Suggest change

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.

Protection Suggest change

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