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Routes in Snakeskin Buttress

Bernerinnen Anstatt Klapperschlangen T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Blood Meridian S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Caesar Salad S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mexican Gravy Leg S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Rattler’s Arête S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Snakeskin T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Type: Sport, 90 ft
FA: Tim Toula 2007 FFA: Peter Vintoniv, 22 March 2012
Page Views: 960 total, 14/month
Shared By: James Garrett on Mar 29, 2012
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Description

This long standing Tim Toula project has been worked on by many. T4 noted when he heard the news, "I still have yet to see the moves at the upper crux" of this climb.

Since the advent of the new West Desert Guidebook, Peter V has been making short work of more than a few of these, all within merely a week's time. The true grade may await more of a consensus opinion as they originally were thought to be significantly harder. The star rating is as reported to me. PV almost felt a sense of disappointment that it went down so quickly, as he liked climbing this route so much.

Location

Rappel the route with one rope. Just to the right of Snakeskin on the overhanging bullit proof wall.
A two-bolt belay marks the top of the pitch. A second 5.8 pitch takes one to the upper anchors above Anti-Venom, 5.10c (...marked wrong in the new guide, sorry).

Protection

QDs for 19 bolts. Peter V skipped 5 of them!

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KevinTodd84
Salt Lake City, UT
KevinTodd84   Salt Lake City, UT
Beware of rattlesnakes at the base of this climb.
I removed old webbing from the anchors and added some nice chain. Bring your knee pads :)
Tim for the win! Thanks Tim for bolting another epic line at the ibex! Oct 21, 2013