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Sinsemilla Shake - P3 (a.k.a. Green Snake - P2)
Avg: 2 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 100 ft|
|FA:||Gary Hicks & Mark Thomas, September 1986|
|Page Views:||457 total · 5/month|
|Shared By:||Alam on May 24, 2010|
|Admins:||Aaron Hobson, Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
DescriptionP2 of Green Snake (Louck guide) is a thin slab climb that "snakes" up a small dihedral/roof to finish at the farthest left rap station reachable from Gem Stone (see photo). Nice thin slab moves to a small overlap crux.
Have looked at this line on and off over the years, and finally got to TR it this weekend. While this is a great slab route - it would be a very dangerous lead - looking at no protection at the crux, with a 20, 30 foot fall on a 1 or 2 marginal #1 nut placements. Whoever put this up had some serious huevos. While I would not suggest it for a lead, this is a great TR after climbing Gemstone.