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El Primero

5.9+, Sport, 40 ft,  Avg: 2.4 from 40 votes
FA: unknown
Texas > Austin Area > Reimers Ranch > Serpent Wall

Description

The second route on the wall starting from the left, easier climbing down low leads to a crux 2/3 up the wall moving over and around a slight bulge.

Serpents Wall, L to R

Slither (5.6), El Primero (5.9), God Bless the IRS (5.9), Flakey Tigress (5.7), Antivenin (5.8) , Moroccan Snake Charmer (5.8) , Sidewinder (5.10c), KB5 (5.9), Blank Page (5.11).

Protection

Bolts to sport anchors.

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trevor becker
  5.9
[Hide Comment] GoPro HD HERO 2 footage of this climb:

youtube.com/watch?v=NgxQt9q… Jan 31, 2013
Danny Andrews
Austin, TX
  5.9+
[Hide Comment] Pretty sustained 5.9 climbing if I remember correctly. Mar 19, 2018
J P
Ashland, OR
 
[Hide Comment] Between the polish and having to wander right and left, I don’t know if this is so classic anymore. I could argue that the meandering line is a good exercise in route finding for new leaders, and the ever so slight overhang pushes you to move fast, but damn this one is polished. Oct 9, 2018