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Bite Me T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Drillmeister S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Early Archeologist S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Flying Circus S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
Forearm Confusion S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Gangsters T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Rock n' Rattle S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Tubbing at Der Ritterhoff S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Viper Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Zweibles S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
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Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: Jeff & Kristen Ward
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Shared By: geoff georges on Feb 20, 2014
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Seasonal Raptor Closure: Noontime and Midnight Rock Details


I am submitting this because I think it is a great climb. It is not in the Kramar book, appears to be new, but I don't know who set it. It is a mix of trad and bolts, mostly 5.9, but has a few thin crux moves so maybe 10a.
About mid way up there is a right ward ramp, small slab and left traverse past a steep bulge, the upper face at the top is the 2nd crux.
If anyone has info on this please post it.


It is on the left end of Rattlesnake directly behind Piton Tower.


I think it has from 4-6 bolts with gear to 2". There is a bolted anchor.


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10a sounds about right to me but it has been a decade since I climbed it. Sep 21, 2016
geoff georges
Seattle, Wa.
geoff georges   Seattle, Wa.
Wow , mystery solved, and I thought it was Jim Yoder.
So, is the 10a grade good? May 18, 2016
Jon Nelson
Bellingham, WA
Jon Nelson   Bellingham, WA  
I put in this FA info, thanks. May 18, 2016
My wife, Kristen Ward and I put up this route in the summer of 2006. I really haven't been back since, so I don't have much additional information.

I wanted to call it "Rusty Trombone" because it was so dirty, but my wife wouldn't let me. She said, "What if we have a kid someday and it ends up being a girl? What are you going to tell her?" Well, now that I have a 7 year old daughter I can kinda see my wife's point. We ended up naming it "Bite Me", sticking with the rattlesnake theme. May 18, 2016