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Fear and Loathing in Choss Vegas T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Taste of Venom T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Unknown T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Where Egos Dare T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Type: Trad, 85 ft
FA: Kyle Copeland, Holly Gordan, November 1988
Page Views: 342 total, 5/month
Shared By: jakobi on Mar 21, 2012
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek Details

Description

Begins as tips gradually going through all the sizes passing through some slightly sandy rock. Near the top the crack turns into easy OW for a body length before climbing into a bombay slot with an old drilled angle. A cool, funky sequence leads out right to the anchors. Be mindful of the faded petroglyphs near the base of the route.

Location

Taste of Venom is located at the first switchback on the Poison Spider Mesa Trail, roughly 300 m from the trailhead. With good clearance its possible to drive nearly to the base of the climb, otherwise park at the trailhead and walk up. ToV is the splitter crack on the left.

Protection

Double set of cams from tips to #4 Camalot, A quickdraw.

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looks cool Mar 22, 2012