Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: James Moore 1996
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Shared By: Aimee Rose on Sep 18, 2011 with updates from applewood
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Shares the first two bolts with Ready to Strike (5.10a trad), then goes right.


The obvious corner on the South Face, to the right of the super chalked Sidewinder (5.10c) and Cytotoxic (5.11a).


11 bolts to chain anchors. An optional cam could be placed between the 2nd and 3rd bolt.


Tonasket, WA
applewood   Tonasket, WA
Just Basking 5.11d ** 80' F (11bolts)
Listed in the guidebook as a variation finish of Ready To Strike. Climbs a direct line on the right wall of the corner, stepping onto the right wall after the first 2 bolts in the 5.9 corner of Ready to Strike (above the corner's first roof). Follow the bolts through the progressively harder moves to the technical 11d/12a finish - which is what we did on the first ascent (it's substantially easier if you use the right arete at the top - thus the 11c grade in the 1997 guidebook I guess). Easy access to the chain anchors on top make for a fun top rope climb (25m). FA 10/12/96

Lots of bolts, good rock, consistent, interesting moves. May 28, 2013
Las Vegas, NV
  5.11b PG13
J W   Las Vegas, NV
  5.11b PG13
Cleaned this route on TR- thought the direct finish that avoids stepping right onto the arete was .12a/b- very hard and desperate on really bad holds. Safe, though. Probably would feel easier if its colder.

That said, the obvious route steps right up high and finishes up the arete to avoid the 4 move v4 boulder problem finish. Good fun regardlesss. May 27, 2014
Tonasket, WA
applewood   Tonasket, WA
John, we originally top-roped this thing on the summer solstice of '94 (and named it after a coiled and peaceful rattler we saw on the big ledge below the face), but it wasn't until mid October in '96 that I returned to bolt and lead it. I did the direct finish since it looked like using the arete was a cop-out of the crux, and I liked how the overall route just got harder the higher you went. Rated it 11d since it seemed a bit harder than the 11c's I'd previously done.... Jul 1, 2016