Dead Snag Direttissima
Avg: 2.3 from 12 votes
Routes in The Dead Snag
|Ad Lib T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Alor 1 T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Call Me Slim T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Dead Snag Direttissima T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c|
|Die Another Day T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c|
|Double Bock T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|East Dihedrals T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Force of Nature T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Funk T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Gypsy Girl S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Jig's Up T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|North Dihedrals T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|North Ridge T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13|
|R&B T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Rock! T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Social Engineering T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Steorts' Ridge T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Tiger's Den T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Type:||Trad, 230 ft, 2 pitches|
|Page Views:||2,524 total, 34/month|
|Shared By:||RKM on Oct 21, 2011|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
Description"I wish some day to make a route, and from the summit let fall a drop of water, and this is where my route will have gone" -- Emilio Comici
Is this route contrived? Yes!
Is this route squeezed? Yes!
Is this route really, really fun? Yes!
Of all the expanse of rock and places to climb on the Dead Snag, this stretch contains some of the best rock, most improbable moves (that are pretty easy) and highest angle of climbing.
Two 100+ pitches with a stance belay in the middle. This might share space with Tigers Den?
I found this route while adventure soloing. Kept climbing higher and higher thinking it would get ugly and I could traverse off. Never got hard, never traversed off - so - I came back with my son and lead it as a 'sort of' real climb.
LocationThis fun route starts about 50' uphill from Steorts Ridge staging area. The beginning is a small vertical knife blade crack - just left of a big flake and block.
Step back from the start and draw an imaginary straight line up to the big diving board block on the top that overhangs the face (this block is about 20' left of the top out of Steorts).
Follow this exact line - not varying more than 5' to the left or the right.