Type: Sport, 75 ft
FA: A Consortium 2009
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Shared By: J W on May 27, 2014
Admins: Sean Godwin, Kate Lynn

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A fun, technical adventure up the vertical face left of the massive dihedral (Ready to Strike) of the Diamondback. Start just left of a second, smaller dihedral left of the main wall and follow the bolt line up through a few small overlaps to a nice little sting in the tail at the top of the route.


Just left of the smaller dihedral, and just right of Sidewinder (5.10c). Super chalked.


11 bolts.


Tonasket, WA
applewood   Tonasket, WA
This must be a packed little face of climbs now! The old 1997 Richardson guide shows 2 other routes just left of the Ready To Strike corner - "Easy Prey" (5.8) and "Rattle and Hum" (5.9) - but right of Sidewinder. Back in '97 we TRed a line just right of Sidewinder (adding a directional bolt at the top, 5' or so feet right of the Sidewinder anchor) which we decided not to bolt for lead because of some hollow sections in the middle - we called it "Rewind" and thought it 5.11a/b ** (20 m). I haven't been back since but it sounds like the same line that Cytotoxic now takes, unless the new one goes all the way to the top and has it's own anchors? Jun 3, 2014
Las Vegas, NV
J W   Las Vegas, NV
Cytotoxic goes all the way to the top of the cliff with independent anchors. According to the current Skaha guide, this route has a sorted history- sounds like you could contribute further to the story! Jun 4, 2014
Great climbing, pity about the chipped foot, it doesn't seem to lower the grade at all, hard to understand the motivation. Jan 13, 2017
Ben Iseman
Toronto, Ontario
Ben Iseman   Toronto, Ontario
Derek there is a chipped jug/slot at the top. I don't recall a chipped foothold, there may be this as well, but the jug/slot definitely changes the grade. Either way, such a fun and technical climb. All of the holds are facing the wrong way! May 6, 2017
Tiffany Samson
Seattle, WA
Tiffany Samson   Seattle, WA
Sandbagged a bit. Long endurance route. Easy getting to first clip. Technical with tiny edges and small side pulls. An awesome jug rail that becomes an awesome ledge to stand on in the middle of the route. Crux is near the large sidepulls. A few more smaller holds till a jug at the top. Bolted well including the crux. I TRed this but was sketched out with one bolt that either would have been a high barely reachable clip (for 5'4") or get up higher til it’s about face height. Much harder than 5.11a Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Special Forces. Sep 20, 2018