Type: Sport
FA: Dave Groth, Rich Bechler & Rob Drysdale. 1990.
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Big holds...big moves...bigger fun.


This route goes right out the middle of Snakes Roof.


3-4 bolts


The FA on this route was done by Dave Groth, Rich Bechler & Rob Drysdale in 1990.
I know because I drilled the bolts and did the first Redpoint. We all climbed it a lot in those day!

Can you guys fix this?


Dave Groth Nov 24, 2010
Tom Atkins
Carbondale, Illinois
Tom Atkins   Carbondale, Illinois
This climb is stellar. What was the logic behind placing
anchors above the lip as opposed to where the last bolt is?
Was 5ft more climbing worth the rope drag? May 31, 2015
Tom, I got am email form a friend directing me to your question. Probably a mistake on your part, I would have no problem if someone wants to move them down closer to the lip. The early sport bolting scene was weird and still had a sense that climbs need to top out.....hence the anchors up high.

Being the last surviving member of the first accent party (sadly), I would give permission to change it with Glue in anchors.

Dave Groth Jun 1, 2015
Personally, I love the topout. It's no toprope route, but those final moves are icing on top of an amazing route. Dec 8, 2015
Boulder, CO
Train4life   Boulder, CO
I would agree with Aubrey...at first, this was my first time at Jackson Falls and the first time going to these anchors I was like why the bleep would someone put it up there. And then I did the move over the lip and was like o that's awesome! Really hard to clean so I put a bail biner on the 3rd so that everyone can clip their rope into it or even go indirect and bail on that 3rd one! Either way it wasn't terrible to clean then if you have climbed a bit!

Awesome route very cool! May 8, 2017