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Snapper

5.6, Trad, Sport, 60 ft (18 m),  Avg: 2.5 from 19 votes
FA: unknown
Idaho > W Idaho > Mores Mountain > Pincer

Description

This is a bolted (6) sport route that could also be trad led. Fun route that takes you to the lower of the two spires. Pass the shuts and climb around to the left of the lower spire to gain its apex.

Scramble up from the belay area to the right to gain the crack. Clip the bolt then get out on the face and use whatever you want.

Location

On the East Face of The Pincer. If approaching from Roadside Block, walk up the gulley until you see a right trending ledge that you scramble up to gain the belay stance. From a tree, belay fellow climbers up through the scramble area for added safety.

There's an alternate scramble option on the West face.

Protection

Metolius anchors at the top. 6 bolts. If trad led, probably would want a #4 and a #3.

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The Pincer from across the gulley.  Snapper on the left side of the formation.
[Hide Photo] The Pincer from across the gulley. Snapper on the left side of the formation.
Worth it to climb past chains to the top of the formation
[Hide Photo] Worth it to climb past chains to the top of the formation
Grace leading snapper
[Hide Photo] Grace leading snapper
Chris about to rap from top of Snapper
[Hide Photo] Chris about to rap from top of Snapper
Eric getting ready to rap down from the top of Snapper
[Hide Photo] Eric getting ready to rap down from the top of Snapper
Nice slab climbing on nubs.
[Hide Photo] Nice slab climbing on nubs.
Atop the Snapper, above the anchors.
[Hide Photo] Atop the Snapper, above the anchors.
Near the top.
[Hide Photo] Near the top.
Going up the Snapper.
[Hide Photo] Going up the Snapper.

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K Baumgartner
  5.5
[Hide Comment] This route is rated 5.7 in the Boise Climbs book, but it's pretty mellow. Oct 7, 2012