Type: Sport
FA: Mark Sprague 5/98
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Shared By: M Sprague on Jun 28, 2011
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Description

Anaconda-Da-Vida, Baby (rhymes with the dreadful Iron Butterfly song) This technical route shares the same start as King Cobra and White Snake, pulling through a low small roof to a rest, then a tricky bulge onto the face. It then breaks left, following an angling seam. This section is thin, surprisingly pumpy and a little scary as you are angling out from your bolts. At the end of the seam, head straight up the face to tackle the dark bulge split by a curving crack, then up the final steepening face to the chains up right. I think the climbing is very good, but for some reason it doesn't get many attempts, perhaps due to it's reputation for somewhat scary feeling thin and tricky climbing. You will need to catch it when things are dry as the top often seeps during the wet season.

Location

Lower Orange Crush, on the Black Mamba wall, starting just left of that route. The start forks into 3 routes. This is the left branch.

Lower with a 60 m rope

Protection

Sport, with a 2 bolt anchor. Bring a few longer draws and maybe a sling or 2. Stick clipping the first bolt is a good idea as the bottom can be sandy. 60 meter rope- The route is longer than it looks.

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