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Venom

5.10 V1+, Boulder, 18 ft (5 m),  Avg: 2.5 from 4 votes
FA: unknown
Rhode Island > Snake Den > Venom (Crag 7)

Description

Huge overhang. Start down and on the right, traverse out the huge roof on jugs. Careful! Some of the upper holds are a little suspect

Location

Take trails southeast from Brown ave till you find the big roof.

Protection

Pads and spotters. Its a little bit on the high side

Description

Huge overhang. Start down and on the right, traverse out the huge roof on jugs. Careful some of the upper holds are a little suspect

Location

Take trails southeast from Brown ave till you find the big roof.

Protection

Pads and spotters. Its a little bit on the high side

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Venom. big roof
[Hide Photo] Venom. big roof
Venom
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A look at Venom from the other side. Strange angle.
[Hide Photo] A look at Venom from the other side. Strange angle.
closeup of the underside.
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Ed Sewall 1986 on Venom
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[Hide Comment] There are several variations of this route that we used to do in the mid 1980s. This was the longest and I think I did the FA of this variation. The older route was called Snakeskin Suit and went straight up. Oct 17, 2011
RhodeIslandJeff
Westerly, RI
 
[Hide Comment] To fully appreciate this problem one should do the sit start from deepest chalked holds. Adds 4 or 5 moves and definitely adds to the pump factor. A highball bouldering problem in my opinion. Jan 10, 2012
Graham Owens
Boston
 
[Hide Comment] The key sidepull/gastone used on the straight up variation has flaked off. It makes that variation much harder if impossible. It doesn't affect the right exit however. Aug 25, 2016